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Excerpts — Winning Basketball Fundamentals

The performance rating system (or PRS) provides the most comprehensive and factual analysis in basketball

Objective evaluation of individual and team performance can be a challenge for both players and coaches. Each of us is predisposed to favor certain styles and facets of play.

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The motion offense can be an effective weapon

The motion offense is an effective weapon that every team should consider adding to its repertoire, but it cannot be used as a complete offense because too many players have to handle the ball and make crucial decisions.

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Executing the close-out technique

When an open opponent has the ball, the defender must close out (run out), typically over a distance of 12 to 30 feet (4 to 9 m), to contest the shot.

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