Years ago

X&Os: Breaking down Adelaide's offense and defense

Liam Flynn has analysed Adelaide's FIST offense and their disruptive team defense. Some great insights provided, including from the players.

Examining Adelaide coach Joey Wright's FIST offense

As Wright recalls, "Me, Rat (Radliff) and Blacky (Black) just kind of sat down in the gym and said what about this, what about that, and just came up with (the offense) and all the little reads and wrinkles."

Wright has been using the FIST offense ever since.

Dissecting Adelaide’s disruptive team defense

“There’s a lot of us guys, with a lot of speed and athleticism, that (can) cause some havoc on the defensive end, get up the floor, pressure guys,” explained Nathan Sobey. “It can really cause problems for teams that don’t want to play that way. That’s the way we want to play.”

This underpins Wright’s defensive system.

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Years ago

I am thinking just get the pill to Randle and let him do his stuff!

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Callisto 75  
Years ago

Good article from Liam. What's he doing at the moment?

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Years ago

Trevor Gleeson is copying this system down as we speak.

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Gleeson only copied the X's, then thought of how he can argue with the refs about something.

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Years ago

After he left the 36ers didn't Liam Flynn get an assistant gig with the Crocs?

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Years ago

A really great read, for coaches, players and fans. We need to be seeing more of this!

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Years ago

great to see someone doing these types of articles, appreciate it

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Years ago

Anon- do you have links for other articles- do you know of any other articles, in particular any other NBL-based ones?


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Years ago

Liam is tweeting good stuff under @coachflynn7 during NBL games. Worth a follow if you'd like to get a bit of strategic insight while play is live.

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Ballin Fan  
Years ago

For anyone who wants to learn more about this set up or structure, Fist is part of the Stack family of Offences, and there is a book in the SA State Library titled
"The Stack Offence" which has a lot of options out of this set.
Very early Celtics teams where the first team to Stack,
I believe the author might be a guy called Bob Cousy.

also in brief,

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