Basketball Offensive Plays
Types of offensive plays are designed to use teamwork to free up or isolate players for good shots against a multitude of defenses.
Offensive plays must be simple with the emphasis on execution and fundamentals. Offensive spacing should provide for strong offensive rebounding position as well as allowing for defensive balance.
Must be flexible to meet various types of defensive pressure. They must also have counter options that take advantage of any defensive overplays and traps. Offensive plays can be categorized into Early, Set, Motion, Zone, Spread, Slob, Blob, Trick, Specials, Quick Hitters.
Soulis Markopoulos was born on March 1, 1949 in Thessaloniki, is a Greek former basketball player and current coach. In 2008 became a leading Greek coach.
Soulis Markopoulos competed as an athlete in Olympus Forty Churches and Democritus, which took part in the D League National Division.
Immediately after the end of his career began Democritus his coaching career.
He has worked in all major groups of Thessaloniki: PAOK, Aris, Iraklis and Macedonian.
1993-94 signed a contract with PAOK, initially as an assistant coach when he left Dusan Ivkovic, as a head coach. He was on the bench for the team winning the Korac Cup in April 1994, the same year he led the club to the final of the play-off A1.
In 2008 was voted the best Greek coach of the year, while the next season, 2008-09, led Maroussi to the third position in the Championship.
In 2009 he returned for a third term in PAOK where he works to this day.
Božidar "Boža" Maljković (Serbian Cyrillic: Божидар "Божо" Маљковић; born 20 April 1952) is a Serbian professional basketball coach, one of the most successful in Europe, having won league titles with practically all the clubs he trained; including four Euroleague titles with three different clubs (Jugoplastika Split, Limoges, and Panathinaikos).
In 2008, he was named one of the 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors. Currently, he's the head coach of the Slovenian national basketball team.
• 2x Coach of the Year in Europe (1988–89, 1989–90)
• 2x European Coach of the Year awarded by FIBA Basket Magazine (1993, 1996)
• 3x Coach of the Year in Yugoslavia (1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90)
• 2x Coach of the Year in France (1992–93, 1993–94)
Maljković is known as a disciplinarian coach, stressing work ethic, holding grueling and frequent practice sessions. His coaching philosophy is based on defense with repetition as the key ingredient during practices
“Once you make it inside, pro basketball becomes a drill. It can be carefree fun in the beginning when you're prying a talented athletic kid away from other sports by only showing him the fun side of basketball, but afterwards it's hard drill. Any single move, say the left drive, requires between nine and eleven thousand repetitions in order to get it right. The defensive stance that we want the players to assume where your knees are constantly bent in an angle between 90 and 135 degrees isn't pleasant and comfortable. If it was, people would be walking around the street like that.”
Dušan "Duda" Ivković (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Ивковић "Дуда"; born October 29, 1943) is a Serbian professional basketball coach who currently serves as a head coach for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League. He served as a head coach of the Serbian national basketball team from 2008 to 2013. He is also a former professional basketball player and current president of the Serbian club BKK Radnički. In 2008, he was named one of the 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors.
Ivković played club basketball at the senior level, from 1958 to 1968, with the Yugoslav League club Radnički Belgrade.
Ivković has coached in the following clubs: Radnički Belgrade, Partizan, Aris, Šibenik, Vojvodina, PAOK, Panionios, Olympiacos, AEK Athens, CSKA Moscow, and Dynamo Moscow.
In 1997, he was named the best European professional basketball coach, after having coached several clubs to domestic championships and to the Euroleague Final Four.
In 2014, he signed a two-year contract with the Turkish team Anadolu Efes Istanbul, starting to coach from the 2014–15 season.
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