That was an awesome game last night. Just wondering if anyone has notes on Butlers offense. It is evident that they run a bit of Horns, 4 out and DDM. But just wondering if someone might have a playbook or something similar to their offense.
I don't know fran's version of ddm, but it must include ball screens, because that's all I see in Butler's offense. The bigs will ball screen, post, pop to short corner, or ball screen again on a kick out. And if a player doesn't have the ball, they don't care much about breaking the 3pt line because they crash the boards and always have someone under the basket for a pass/rebound.
I agree about the set plays. I saw the guards look to Stevens often as they walked the ball up the court. I saw many different signals from the bench.
When you say Fran DDM uses international ddm and calipari ddm, so you still consider this ddm as in AASAA?
To me "DDM" seems to have morphed into a vague term. Many coaches now say they run ddm principles in whatever offense they use. In recent weeks on this forum, I've read coaches running open post, 4-out motion, and others say, "yea we run ddm.". But all they're really talking about is drive and kick, which is a natural, smart read when help collapses on penetration.
It's not necessarily a bad thing. Coaches add wrinkles to their offense. If we run AASAA, and add ball-screens, it's not really AASAA anymore. But maybe we have something that better suits our players.
Back on topic, I like Stevens offense, but it doesn't seem to be rocket science, or unique. He has very smart, team-oriented players which helps.
I agree with you all. What I run with my team is the callipari and walberg mixed into one. Callipari loves to attack the nail kick it up then attack. Were walberg is get to the rack. I agree with you that people are getting the DDM mixed with their simple drive and kick. I looked on championship productions and Brad Stevens has a DVD on their and from the snippet it looks very much like what he runs. So I am going to try to see if someone has it so I can trade.