How the Golden State Warriors’ Offense Has Evolved Under Steve Kerr

November 18th, 2014 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

It's no secret that the Golden State Warriors struggled running offensive sets under the supervision of Mark Jackson.

It's true that Jackson was a master motivator and promoter of defensive fundamentals, but his offensive units often stagnated. All too often, possessions devolved into isolation and failed execution of basic plays. 

Stephen Curry wasn't utilized as a catch-and-shoot player or used off the ball. Andrew Bogut—one of the NBA's best facilitating bigs—rarely created for others. Ball screens were set too high and didn't promote spacing from the shooters. 

But under Steve Kerr, things are different. The Warriors are already flourishing on the offensive end. shows that in 2013-14, Golden State scored 107.5 points per 100 possessions, ranking No. 12 in the league. That's more a testament to the wealth of offensive talent on the roster than the coaching.

But now the team has both. During the early stages of the 2014-15 campaign, the Warriors have produced a 108.8 offensive rating, placing them at No. 8 in the NBA ...

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