Late in game 4 of the 2014 Playoffs the Chicago Bulls were in need of a score as they trailed the Washington Wizards. Tom Thibodeau drew up this sideline out of bounds play in a timeout which resulted in a mid-range jumper from Carlos Boozer. This is a great play as it gives you multiple quick inbound and scoring options.
Last night in an overtime thriller, without any timeouts and trailing by 2 with just a few seconds left, Tom Thibodeau called out this Stack play for Luol Deng. Deng did an excellent job stepping back to set up his man and leveraging position to beat his man back to the ball for a catch & shoot lay-up.
While last night’s NBA debut and return of Derrick Rose wasn’t as intense as many hyped it to be, from a coaches perspective I was able to pick up a few new extra X & O’s. The Chicago Bulls ran this baseline out of bounds action during their comeback attempt late in the 4th quarter. This play is simple and effective and can be run at any level.
Friday night in between watching ESPNU Midnight Madness and the UCF-Louisville football game, I flipped over to the Chicago Bulls game. Tom Thibodeau runs some great offensive sets and Friday night he allowed me to add one more play to my library. The Bulls ran this play with pure perfection and timing. 1 also has the option to throwback to 3 coming off the screen from 5.