Toronto Raptors Video Playbook by Wes Kosel

Video Playbook – Toronto Raptors by Wes Kosel

Below is a video showing four plays from Toronto’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies last week. Toronto is now 37-18 and holds a 1st place position in the Atlantic Division. They are three games behind the Cavaliers for 1st place in the East. The Raptors are led by Head Coach Dwane Casey. He has been the Head Coach since 2011. Before that, Casey was an assistant with the Mavericks, Head Coach with the Timberwolves, and an assistant with the SuperSonics. Casey also coached overseas and at the college level. He was an assistant coach at Kentucky for two stints and at Western Kentucky in the 1980’s.


Toronto Raptors – Handoff Stagger Drive


Toronto got an open look off of the staggered screen for 3. 3 drove to the basket on a poor closeout by the Grizzlies.

Toronto Raptors – Horns Handoff Pop


Toronto used this play at the end of the quarter. Memphis doubled 4 coming off of the ball screen. With only one guy guarding 5 and 1, 4 made the right pass to 1 who hit an open 3-point shot with time running out.

Toronto Raptors – Elbow Curls Pick and Pop


Toronto used this set a couple of times. 2 curls around the screen then turns to clip x4. 4 runs over to set the ball-screen then pops to the open space on the left side.

Toronto Raptors – Horns Runner Option


Toronto used this play and spread out the Memphis defense. After the baseline ball-screen, the Grizzles were caught chasing and closing out on drivers allowing Toronto to get to the basket.

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Tad Boyle Colorado Set Plays: DHO, Slot, and Horns Options

Tad Boyle Colorado Buffaloes Set Plays

These plays were originally featured on Coach Kosel’s website:

Here are three set plays from Colorado Head Coach Tad Boyle. Boyle is in his 6th season as head coach of the buffaloes and 10th season overall as a head coach. In 5 years in Boulder, CU has won 108 games and have had three NCAA Tournament appearances. Colorado also won the Pac-12 conference tournament in 2012. Before taking over in Boulder, Boyle was the head coach for Northern Colorado. During his time there, he turned around a program that won 4 games in 2006-2007 to a 2nd place finish in the Big Sky Conference winning 25 games in 2009-2010. Coach Boyle got his head coaching start at the high school level coaching for three seasons at Longmont High School in Colorado. From Longmont, he served as an assistant at Oregon, Tennessee, Jacksonville State, and Wichita State. Boyle played at the University of Kansas from 1981-1985 under Ted Owens and Larry Brown.

Tad Boyle Colorado Buffaloes Set Plays – High DHO Pitch

1 dribbles left as 5 and 4 screen for 2 and 3 on the blocks. 1 passes to 2 then cuts to the opposite corner. 5 looks to post up, but if he isn’t open 4 flashes high and gets the ball. 4 dribbles towards 3 and gives him the ball on a dribble hand-off. At the same time, 5 sets a flare-screen for 2 and 1 replaces 3 on the wing.

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Tad Boyle Colorado Buffaloes Set Plays – Slot Option

4 and 5 screen for 3 and 2 on the blocks. 1 passes to 2 then makes a shallow cut to the corner. 4 re-positions the screen and 3 cuts up the lane line to get the ball from 2. 5 looks to post up inside. Once 3 has the ball, he looks to pass to 5 at the basket or to 1 cutting up for a shot.

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Tad Boyle Colorado Buffaloes Set Plays – Horns DHO Duck In

1 dribbles off of the ball-screen from 4. 4 rolls to the basket and 5 replaces 4. If 1 doesn’t have anything, he passes back to 5 at the top of the key. 5 dribbles left giving the ball to 3 on a dribble hand-off. At the same time, 2 moves in from the corner and looks to post up on the right block.

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