Bobby Cremins' Ultimate Offense: Winning Basketball Strategies and Plays from an NCAA Coach's Personal Playbook

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  • Copyright: 2008-09-24
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Pick up the pace with Coach Bobby Cremins' secrets for playing up-tempo ballWhen Bobby Cremins became head coach of Appalachian State University, he was one of the youngest professionals to ever lead an NCAA Division I basketball team. Going to Georgia Tech at 33, he was among the youngest ever in the history of the ACC. Two decades later as Georgia Tech's all-time winningest coach, Cremins had compiled fourteen victorious seasons, six All-Americans, and two National Coach of the Year awards. How did he do it? The answers are here as Coach Cremins reveals the secrets of his powerful, high-pressure playbook for the first time ever.In this action-packed guide for coaches and players, Cremins shares more than 150 super-charged plays and strategies guaranteed to make you rethink your offensive system, along with how he recruited many of the top point guards who played for him, and what he learned from each. You'll learn how to: Implement a fast break that's right for you and your personnel, from missed shots to made baskets. Attack full- and half-court pressure and get high percentage shots. Go to your bread and butter plays for your half-court attack. Develop an aggressive zone offense. Beat the clock with great last-second shots and all kinds of special situations, including three-point shots, out-of-bounds plays, and much more.

Author Biography

Bobby Cremins is currently the head men’sbasketball coach at the College of Charleston. Before that, hewas the head coach at Georgia Tech University for 19 years,where his stellar work earned him two National Coach ofthe Year awards. Under Cremins, Georgia Tech produced sixAll-Americans and reached the NCAA Final Four in 1990.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: Why Up-Tempo Basketball? (and Maybe Why Not)p. ix
Terms Used in This Bookp. xii
Key to Diagramsp. xiv
Transition Basketball: Implementing the Fast Breakp. 1
Attacking the Pressurep. 43
Transition to Half-Court Basketballp. 57
Zone Offensep. 71
Special Situationsp. 87
Point Guard Playp. 119
Afterwordp. 151
Indexp. 153
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