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Cal Coaching Clinic Thoughts


A coach apparently went to the Nike Clinic last month in which John Calipari was a featured speaker. He produced a set of notes on what Cal talked about and a few are interesting looks into the mind of the Cats’ current coach:

Why we run DDM
Points per possession
Spacing gets you to line and gets you uncontested 3 pt shots
1.2 points per poss is great, .08 is not good

What we do
we set no screens
we don’t post the big unless on a call
we are spaced out

Start offense
1 passes to 2 beyond half court, 1 will hold and allow 2 room to Drive
1 passes to 2, in half court, he will go through

Everyone who catches the ball must have a direct lane for a layup

We REPLACE the guy we pass to, once he puts it on the floor, creates floor spacing

We run pattered stuff, then get into spacing for motion

We don’t jump stop, we stride stop

It’s YOUR GAME when you have the ball in your hands.

If they sag, by the 3rd drive the defenders will run into each other.

Point guard must have 4 layups per half
Point guard must bring ball up court inline with the elbow, he then can get to basket with either hand

There are more thoughts on the link below. As for the point guard getting four layups per half…should we call that the Michael Porter rule?

Calipari Thoughts

Article written by Matt Jones