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#1 West Coast

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:15 AM

 

Princeton Offense For the Lakers?

Last season the Los Angeles Lakers’ coaching staff was anything but a cohesive unit, and the fact that they were trying to install an entirely new offense on the fly didn’t help matters. Lakers head coach Mike Brown’s efforts to teach his team a new offensive game plan was hindered by the lockout-shortened season, and it was threatened to be hindered even further by the departures of assistants Ettore Messina and Quin Snyder, who received coaching offers from CSKA Moscow that were too lucrative to pass on.

According to reports, Brown has found a solution to his offensive problem, as the Lakers will soon add former Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers head coach Eddie Jordan to his staff.

Jordan is a disciple of the Princeton offense, which was developed and perfected at Princeton University by coach Pete Carril. Carril  was a long-time assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings and helped Rick Adelman translate the offense to the NBA.

The Princeton offense revolves around constant motion, passing and backdoor cuts, all of which should be familiar to fans of the Kings, Houston Rockets, and now the Minnesota Timberwolves, as Adelman has enjoyed a great deal of success with the offense. Eddie Jordan had less success, though that was due largely to the unreasonable number of injuries he had to deal with as a head coach. Mike Brown believes Jordan is the perfect person to help him implement the same offense in Los Angeles.

HOOPSWORLD’s Eric Pincus says the Lakers have already put a lot of time and thought into how they can go about implementing the Princeton offense, and adding Jordan to the coaching staff may be the final piece to that puzzle.


http://www.hoopsworld.com/nba2-what-the-heck-is-daryl-morey-doing/

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Princeton O is pretty impressive if done correctly

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:29 AM

With the Laker's personnel is that even possible?

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:36 AM

I thought Kuester was in charge of the offense. But hey, if hiring Jordan means replacing that godawful offense from last season, that's perfectly fine with me. Especially if it's the Princeton offense, since I wanted Adelman before the Lakers hired Brown.
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:44 AM

We have 2 starting players who will thrive in the Princeton offense. Pau and Nash. Both are pass first players.


Any one who knows me will know how painful it is for me to say this but Lamar is also another player who would have found immediate success in this type of offense.


When run right, it is formidable and extremely hard to defend. As long as the team commits to playing together and not worrying about how many touches any one player gets, it should be fun to watch.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:45 AM

No way in hell we will ever be implementing the Princeton offense. At all.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:56 AM

We still better run some pick n roll with Nash & Kobe/Bynum/Pau

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:02 AM

No way in hell we will ever be implementing the Princeton offense. At all.


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Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Why didn't we just hire adelman then?
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:13 AM

Eddie Jordan was an assistant for Byron Scott during the Nets days. They went to the Finals 2 years in a row in 2002 and 2003. Eddie learned the Princeton Offense from creator of the offense, Pete Carril he was the lead assistant when Eddie was coaching the Kings in 97-98 season. Carril stayed as the lead assistant under Rick Adleman through 2006. Kings were pretty good playing with the Princeton offense in 2000-2005

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:14 AM

isn't the triangle based off the princeton offense as a read and react type of playmaking??
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:21 AM

Why didn't we just hire adelman then?

Because Jimmy boy wanted Brown.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:25 AM

As long as they realized we can't run the offense as if we have Tim Duncan and David Robinson, I'm fine with it.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:37 AM

If Eddie Jordan was smarter and we had Dwight instead of 'Drew it might work sometimes i guess.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:47 AM

I'd like to see that

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 12:34 PM

Our roster, as currently constructed, only has 4 guys that would be a good fit under that scheme: Kobe, Nash, Gasol and Jamison. They would do very well under that scheme, but any lineup featuring MWP and Bynum wouldn't work. And we can't bring out a lineup featuring those 4 for big portions of the game unless we want the opposition to score on us at will. I don't think the Princeton offense is the answer, especially if Bynum is supposed to be a focal point of our offense. We also wouldn't be taking advantage of Nash's mastery of the pick-and-roll with this sort of offensive scheme.

I have more faith in Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant orchestrating our offense than in our numbskull trio of coaches on the bench. If we really wanted to implement this offense and stick to familiar elements of the triangle, we should have just hired Rick Adelman last summer.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 01:36 PM

Good we need another approach
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 01:44 PM

I thought adelman ran the corner offense

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 01:58 PM

isn't the triangle based off the princeton offense as a read and react type of playmaking??


I watched an explanation of it and it soes look allot like the triangle. It does though have a little more to it though.

I really like this offense. It will work great with nash and pau and bynum/howard will have many time where they can post and P&R. Though this seems to kinda go against kobes iso style but hopefully he will be ok with that.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 03:15 PM

I watched an explanation of it and it soes look allot like the triangle. It does though have a little more to it though.

I really like this offense. It will work great with nash and pau and bynum/howard will have many time where they can post and P&R. Though this seems to kinda go against kobes iso style but hopefully he will be ok with that.


The advantage is that THIS year we'll actually have practice time!! So I'm sure any flaws will be taken care of within the pre-season and first month of the season. Since we actually have practice time I think we'll flow a lot better.

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