Watching the men’s Final Four and more specifically, the championship game, reminded me of one of the reasons I created the Read & React.
It has nothing to do with the implementation of the offense; rather, it is how
to use the Read & React during a game.
Let me begin by saying that I’m not a college coach and I have no NCAA championship rings. I’m just a student of the game. When I watch games on any level, I’m always looking for something that I can learn and pass on to you - asking myself, “What would I do in this situation? Would I do anything different?”
And of course, I’m always viewing it through the eyes of the Read & React.
With that being said, here’s what I want the Tribe to consider:
“The definition of insanity is to continue to do the same thing over and over again expecting different results.”
Imagine the following scenario. In your preparation for your opponent, you’ve chose to emphasize a particular action - the high ball screen, for example.
But, once you get in the game, it is clear that your opponent can defend that screening action perfectly. In fact, they are defending it so well that you are getting almost nothing from it and the shots that you do get aren’t the ones you want (and even those are going in).
What do you do?