Originally Posted by SinJackal
Thank you. I've been complaining about the Bulls offensive system for months now. I'm glad someone else sees it too. It's really embarrassing.
The Bulls don't even have a playbook. They have a play pamphlet. You can fold it out to see THREE small pages of offensive plays! And there's even room on the back of them for some defensive reminders.
We need to bring in an offensive coordinator or something to draw us up some plays.
Don't know what happend to my reply to your opinion about this from another thread, I probably forgot the thread title
Anyway, IMO, Thibs needs better offensive sets with multiple options but Im not sure how exactly he can squeeze practice time esp this year when he was very focussed on establishing his defensive schemes.
Hubie Brown explained that the reason they were so good defensively is because they practiced a TON of defensive drills.
Noah confirmed it by saying their defense against pick and rolls are pretty elaborate that he had trouble explaining it and that it required a lot of practice and thinking.
I don't know if you'll agree but I strongly think that the Heat's offensive sets were not that GREAT either. Same with the 08 Boston Champs.
Phil Jax became fixated with the triangle offense that he wrote a book explaining it's value. But then again, executing it required a LOT of patience and practice times and yet some stars like Rice, Payton etc couldn'[t grasp it. Again, bec they used a lot of hours to practice it, the Laker defensive schemes were not exactly great as compared to other teams. IMO, they looked adequate bec of the defensive prowess of Kobe, Fox, Ho Grant, MJ, Scottie etc.
Going further UCLA coach Ben Howland looked great installing his defensive principles enroute to 3 straight final fours but after some serious recruiting mistakes, his offensive sets looked vulnerable and predictable.
In 2005, Laker owner decided to part ways with Phil and went with Rudy Tomjanovich. He felt a 2 time champion coach can bring his great offensive mind to LA. Rudy boasted to Laker media and fans that he has about 100 offensive sets on his playbook. As you know, the team was a mess that he became so dissolusioned and quit before the regular season ended.
It's so much more than just coming up with great setplays bec it requires a lot of practice time.
The current Miami superteam, along with the 08 Celtics figured they should focus on defense and rely heavily on thier offensive abilities.
No I don't think the Bulls need a superstar SG esp if that player loves to dominate the ball, but it would really help if that SG can "make the plays" and actually nail jumpers at the same time play good defense.
Im hoping the current lineup would develop some "muscle memory" regarding their defense esp after devoting a ton of practice times this year that they can also come up with better offensive systems next year.