Predicting Which Principles of Princeton Offense Los Angeles Lakers Will Use

October 2nd, 2012 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown is giddier than a schoolgirl these days. Sure, it's great that he gets another go-round with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, and certainly the excitement of adding Dwight Howard and Steve Nash to the mix must be overwhelming.

But as a former video coordinator, "stats guy" and all-around basketball nerd, Brown's new-found joy probably has as much to do with the new faces themselves as with that of which those new faces are capable.

No, I'm not talking literally about their faces, though, if you give a Dwight a cookie...

Frivolous challenges aside, Mike Brown must be thrilled that his roster is replete with players capable of and familiar with (i.e. Antawn Jamison, Steve Blake and Metta World Peace) running the Princeton offense, a scheme with which he's been "fascinated" for some time:


Not that anyone should expect Brown and newly-hired assistant Eddie Jordan, a Princeton proponent and pupil of the innovator Pete Carril, to make the scheme the focal point of the Lakers' offense. Such would negate (at least in part) Nash's superb ball-handling skills along with ...

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