Envy - Butler

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prof. hardwood .

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Why do these guys just keep on rolling along & hardly skipping a beat over the last 5+, maybe 10 years and thru 3-4 different head coaches? This year's team is as "young" as most any team around and they just win & win & win ???????????????

http://www.indystar.com/article/20081120/SPORTS0605/811200495

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several things contribute to this. the first is continuity. they run the same system year after year. a system in which fundamentaltals and team are the primary values, in fact they are religion. their coaches come up through the ranks in the system and so are familiar with it, know the kind of players needed to make it successful and why it is successful. they learn to trust the system. they understand, as well, what kind of players it takes to make the system go. players who can pass and shoot (and play defense). players who commit to the team. intelligent players who are hardnosed and mentally tough. they value basketball skill over individual athletic skills.

the spokes change but the wheel keeps turning cause you are replacing the spokes with their equivalents.

"Butler was constantly running screens to get their guys shots. And they weren't just one and done. They were set plays with three, four or even five screens in a row. We don't do nearly enough of that."

there isn't anything wrong with getting a shot off a set offense without dribbling for 25 seconds. it used to be called basketball. today it's called old school and butler gets the best old school players.

in the end they have created a culture — a culture that cares little for what goes on outside it and whose values are all internal and which no one wishes to betray. there is nothing worse than being a member of such a culture and getting cast out to play with the dribblers, ankle breakers, slashers and high flyers of the world. it's worse than hell.

now how do you get to this point is the next question.

that help?
 
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prof. hardwood .

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here' something i posted about butler several months ago:

several things contribute to this. the first is continuity. they run the same system year after year. a system in which fundamentals and team are the primary values, in fact they are religion. their coaches come up through the ranks in the system and so are familiar with it, know the kind of players needed to make it successful and why it is successful. they learn to trust the system. they understand, as well, what kind of players it takes to make the system go. players who can pass and shoot (and play defense). players who commit to the team. intelligent players who are hardnosed and mentally tough. they value basketball skill over individual athletic skills.

the spokes change but the wheel keeps turning cause you are replacing the spokes with their equivalents.

"Butler was constantly running screens to get their guys shots. And they weren't just one and done. They were set plays with three, four or even five screens in a row. We don't do nearly enough of that."

there isn't anything wrong with getting a shot off a set offense without dribbling for 25 seconds. it used to be called basketball. today it's called old school and butler gets the best old school players.

in the end they have created a culture — a culture that cares little for what goes on outside it and whose values are all internal and which no one wishes to betray. there is nothing worse than being a member of such a culture and getting cast out to play with the dribblers, ankle breakers, slashers and high flyers of the world. it's worse than hell.

now how do you get to this point is the next question.

and look at their roster:

matt howard —*indiana all-star
zach hahn – indiana all-star
gordon hayward — indiana all-star
chase stigall — indiana all-star
garrett butcher — indiana all-star
shelvin mack — kentucky all-star, mr. basketball runner-up
grant leinendecker — indiana all-star


does this help?
 
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