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Coach Nick

BBALLBREAKDOWN Contributor since 10/24/15

About Coach Nick

Coach Nick has dedicated himself to preserving the fundamentals of basketball. By using NBA footage, he breaks down the games with freeze frames, arrows, and slow motion to explain the intricate details of what is happening on the court. By paying close attention off the ball, he opens up a whole new way to watch and analyze the game.

Coach Nick also led the boys basketball team at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys for 3 seasons, where he ran the triangle offense. Coach Nick developed his triangle offense teaching techniques from its creator Tex Winter, who spent countless hours discussing its intricacies with Coach Nick.

As a student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Coach Nick was a basketball manager under then Head Coach Stu Jackson, who began the Badgers’ resurgence to national prominence. Stan Van Gundy (former Orlando Magic Head Coach) and Sean Miller (University of Arizona Head Coach) were assistants to Coach Jackson and mentors to Coach Nick during his time in college.

Coach Nick is a basketball historian as well, amassing exclusive interviews with some of the great minds of the game, including Tex Winter, Pete Newell, Pete Carril, and Dean Smith. He is also a Triangle Offense guru who will soon be offering an instructional video on how to implement this system of offense.

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Basketball Play - BBALLBREAKDOWN - PGC Glazier Playbook


Coach Nick 05/01/2016

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The Swing Offense

Coach Nick 12/05/2015

"The Swing is a four-out patterned offense with continuity. All five players are interchangeable, and spacing, screening, cutting and accurate passing are vital. All five players have opportunities to post up inside, and the Badgers often invert their offense and post guards. The offense is deliberate (Wisconsin ranks 333rd out of 351 in the nation in adjusted tempo), often with multiple passes and places value on each possession with high percentage inside shots, or free-throws. Unlike some of the recent, newer offenses that feature dribble penetration as their engine of point generation, the Swing offense is truly a “team-offense” that places a premium on good passing, screening and cutting." - Randy Sherman - See More

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