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Consider this a complement to RLucas' thread about what he'd do as GM.

What I would do as the Bulls' coach is...

RUN

Run in practice. Laps around the gym for an hour. Maybe two hours.

RUN

Run in the games. Run until you're so tired you beg to come out. Then put in fresh legs and run some more.

Look. The Bulls have one distinct advantage over just about every other team - youth. Youth means legs. Legs means RUN.

Everyone seems to be enthusiastic about Skiles as coach because of the supposed discipline he brings to the team. Well, it's clear from the record that discipline is not winning ballgames, nor is it really making us a good team.

RUN

Run back on defense.

RUN

Run on offense. The Bulls run and Jamal Crawford will shoot 15 FTA per game because the opponents will grab him to keep him from getting the breakaway layup.

RUN

Opponents won't keep their heads up as the Bulls RUN circles around them.

We've seen it in the preseason, and it worked. We saw it in Skiles' first game as coach, and it worked.

RUN

Get the ball upcourt as quick as possible. Don't let the opponents get set in their defense. Let Jamal shoot all he wants from 6 ft. beyond the arc - it's his game, why not?

RUN

ERob, JYD, Chandler, Hinrich, and Crawford all would benefit hugely from an upbeat tempo. None of those guys look good consistently in the slug-it-out kind of slow-paced offense we've seen from the last two coaches.

Curry won't have to face as many double teams. He's going to be the beast we want him to be. Defenses won't get the chance to figure out who to put a body on for rebounds.

Show Jamal how to catch and shoot. Don't make him work on it game after losing game and then complain about his inconsistency.

RUN

Isn't that what the Bulls did in those magical final 20 games of the season last year?

THE DOWNSIDE

Of course, this kind of system won't get you far in the playoffs. On the other hand, we're not even close to the playoffs. Something has to give. So let's get the guys some confidence by winning some regular season games. First things first.
 

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What would I do...

Hold 2-a-days.

First Session

1st Hour: Everybody takes 50-100 Jumpers to warm up

2nd Hour: Shooting and Lay-up Drills, have assistants work with Centers and powerfowards on post-up moves, boxing out and rebounding.


Second Session


1st Hour: Work on Trapping and defense.

2nd Hour: Work on offensive sets.
 

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why not run? I have always wondered why we do not do that unless it is the fact we do not get back on defense fast enough when we miss. Or Skiles is afraid to unleash them.

As for the playoffs, Dallas runs every chance they get. They love to turn one or two guys loose every chance they get and get as many points as they can off of the fast break.

With our speed, we could score more if we did the same. Just not sure how much it would effect the defense.
 

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Consider this a complement to RLucas' thread about what he'd do as GM.

What I would do as the Bulls' coach is...

RUN

Run in practice. Laps around the gym for an hour. Maybe two hours.

RUN

Run in the games. Run until you're so tired you beg to come out. Then put in fresh legs and run some more.

Look. The Bulls have one distinct advantage over just about every other team - youth. Youth means legs. Legs means RUN.

Everyone seems to be enthusiastic about Skiles as coach because of the supposed discipline he brings to the team. Well, it's clear from the record that discipline is not winning ballgames, nor is it really making us a good team.

RUN

Run back on defense.

RUN

Run on offense. The Bulls run and Jamal Crawford will shoot 15 FTA per game because the opponents will grab him to keep him from getting the breakaway layup.

RUN

Opponents won't keep their heads up as the Bulls RUN circles around them.

We've seen it in the preseason, and it worked. We saw it in Skiles' first game as coach, and it worked.

RUN

Get the ball upcourt as quick as possible. Don't let the opponents get set in their defense. Let Jamal shoot all he wants from 6 ft. beyond the arc - it's his game, why not?

RUN

ERob, JYD, Chandler, Hinrich, and Crawford all would benefit hugely from an upbeat tempo. None of those guys look good consistently in the slug-it-out kind of slow-paced offense we've seen from the last two coaches.

Curry won't have to face as many double teams. He's going to be the beast we want him to be. Defenses won't get the chance to figure out who to put a body on for rebounds.

Show Jamal how to catch and shoot. Don't make him work on it game after losing game and then complain about his inconsistency.

RUN

Isn't that what the Bulls did in those magical final 20 games of the season last year?

THE DOWNSIDE

Of course, this kind of system won't get you far in the playoffs. On the other hand, we're not even close to the playoffs. Something has to give. So let's get the guys some confidence by winning some regular season games. First things first.
at some point (run)...you sound just like my HS coach!
 

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Play zone 80% of the time and show guys where they are supposed to be and what they are supposed to look for.

With a healthy Chandler now I would start the following:

Hinrich
Crawford
Fizer
Tyson
Curry

With a primarily zone defense this lineup would work great with our length and would protect against so many silly fouls we get by guys trying to post on us and getting position. Dallas does this great and Twolves also.

Fizer would be a 3 in name only. He is a scorer and decent 15 foot scorer and can makes his own shot. Kirk and Jamal for long range shots, Curry and Fizer for post offense and Tyke as the hustle guy and offensive rebounds.

A 2-3 zone would mask a lot of defensive 1 on 1 problems we have and keep guys fresh for longer periods. Just teach this to them 1 1/2 a day and make them perfect it.
 

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I agree with the running. It would seperate the pusses from the warriors. Unfortunetly, we may find out somethings about our prospects that we dont like, but better now than later right?
 

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Originally posted by <b>DaBullz</b>!
Consider this a complement to RLucas' thread about what he'd do as GM.

What I would do as the Bulls' coach is...

RUN

Run in practice. Laps around the gym for an hour. Maybe two hours.

RUN

Run in the games. Run until you're so tired you beg to come out. Then put in fresh legs and run some more.

Look. The Bulls have one distinct advantage over just about every other team - youth. Youth means legs. Legs means RUN.

Everyone seems to be enthusiastic about Skiles as coach because of the supposed discipline he brings to the team. Well, it's clear from the record that discipline is not winning ballgames, nor is it really making us a good team.

RUN

Run back on defense.

RUN

Run on offense. The Bulls run and Jamal Crawford will shoot 15 FTA per game because the opponents will grab him to keep him from getting the breakaway layup.

RUN

Opponents won't keep their heads up as the Bulls RUN circles around them.

We've seen it in the preseason, and it worked. We saw it in Skiles' first game as coach, and it worked.

RUN

Get the ball upcourt as quick as possible. Don't let the opponents get set in their defense. Let Jamal shoot all he wants from 6 ft. beyond the arc - it's his game, why not?

RUN

ERob, JYD, Chandler, Hinrich, and Crawford all would benefit hugely from an upbeat tempo. None of those guys look good consistently in the slug-it-out kind of slow-paced offense we've seen from the last two coaches.

Curry won't have to face as many double teams. He's going to be the beast we want him to be. Defenses won't get the chance to figure out who to put a body on for rebounds.

Show Jamal how to catch and shoot. Don't make him work on it game after losing game and then complain about his inconsistency.

RUN

Isn't that what the Bulls did in those magical final 20 games of the season last year?

THE DOWNSIDE

Of course, this kind of system won't get you far in the playoffs. On the other hand, we're not even close to the playoffs. Something has to give. So let's get the guys some confidence by winning some regular season games. First things first.
Wel I guess after you con your GM into trading for Antoine Walker there would be running galore

By the opposition on all those fast break points in transition .. opportunities magnamously given by Toine The Shootist
 

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Originally posted by <b>DaBullz</b>!
Consider this a complement to RLucas' thread about what he'd do as GM.

What I would do as the Bulls' coach is...

RUN

Run in practice. Laps around the gym for an hour. Maybe two hours.

RUN

Run in the games. Run until you're so tired you beg to come out. Then put in fresh legs and run some more.

Look. The Bulls have one distinct advantage over just about every other team - youth. Youth means legs. Legs means RUN.

Everyone seems to be enthusiastic about Skiles as coach because of the supposed discipline he brings to the team. Well, it's clear from the record that discipline is not winning ballgames, nor is it really making us a good team.

RUN

Run back on defense.

RUN

Run on offense. The Bulls run and Jamal Crawford will shoot 15 FTA per game because the opponents will grab him to keep him from getting the breakaway layup.

RUN

Opponents won't keep their heads up as the Bulls RUN circles around them.

We've seen it in the preseason, and it worked. We saw it in Skiles' first game as coach, and it worked.

RUN

Get the ball upcourt as quick as possible. Don't let the opponents get set in their defense. Let Jamal shoot all he wants from 6 ft. beyond the arc - it's his game, why not?

RUN

ERob, JYD, Chandler, Hinrich, and Crawford all would benefit hugely from an upbeat tempo. None of those guys look good consistently in the slug-it-out kind of slow-paced offense we've seen from the last two coaches.

Curry won't have to face as many double teams. He's going to be the beast we want him to be. Defenses won't get the chance to figure out who to put a body on for rebounds.

Show Jamal how to catch and shoot. Don't make him work on it game after losing game and then complain about his inconsistency.

RUN

Isn't that what the Bulls did in those magical final 20 games of the season last year?

THE DOWNSIDE

Of course, this kind of system won't get you far in the playoffs. On the other hand, we're not even close to the playoffs. Something has to give. So let's get the guys some confidence by winning some regular season games. First things first.
Agreed 100%.
 

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Originally posted by <b>DaBullz</b>!

RUN

Isn't that what the Bulls did in those magical final 20 games of the season last year?
Maybe by that time they had played themselves in to good enough shape to do it.
 
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