Offense triangle

The triangle offense was defined in detail by Tex Winter, and it has been one of the main tactics used by Chicago Bulls and LA Lakers during the years Phil Jackson was coaching these teams. So, it’s not a surprise to see NY Knicks using it.

The system is basic, everybody knows it, the difficult thing is the right execution: the right coordination of all moves, the flow and the right decision making process from all the players takes some years to be ready to compete at high level. It also require the right people (good passers and people who understand how to play without the ball) to make the moves to work fluently.

I found this detailed document about the integration of the triangle offense in Bulls, with so many specific details.

Red and me, Bill Russel

I was doing my visit to the Barnes & Noble store and I found this book, read some pages randomly and I decided to buy it.

The behavior principles of a person, the way to evolve in a relationship with a person who came from a different world, team management, leadership, respect, how to align common goals, talent…

So many interesting anecdotes during the period of 1950 to 1969. Nice book that did my last couple of trips more pleasant.

red-and-me This is not mentioned in this book, but one of the innovations introduced in the game by Red Auerbach was the Zipper Offense; he was able to develop and utilise the zipper offense before his competitors. The zipper offense created the term “zipper cut”, which we often use when talking about a particular cut that starts off the offense.