Stan Van Gundy wants to add elements of the Lakers' triangle of...

Full story: Orlando Sentinel

After getting away for a few days to "decompress," Orlando Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy will return to drawing up X's and O's. And some of his new plays will involve incorporating things the Los Angeles Lakers used to beat the Magic in the NBA Finals.
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Lakersdude

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Jun 23, 2009
 
Jon wrote:
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Ya, its real complicated. 3 guys stand at the top, ove the ball blah blah. Its basketball, not football. Damn lakers fans and their arrogance makes me sick.
Do you know anything about the triangle offense? Your comment indicates you do not. I have read a little about it and it is VERY tricky to master and implement. I'm not arrogant, because I can't do it. I was only trying to share some information, Mr. Cranky Message Board Name Caller.

From Wikipedia "Most critics of the triangle offense cite its high level of difficulty and longer-than-average learning process."

More information at these links
http://www.nba.com/step_up/lamisil_lakers_tri...

http://static.espn.go.com/ncb/2003/0128/14999...
Lakersdude

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Jun 23, 2009
 
More information on the Triangle Offense.

Summary : when Phil first used it with the Chicago Bulls, it took until the FOLLOWING YEAR to pay dividends. Or, to say it another way, it took them more than one full season to get any good at it.

from Wikipedia:
Head coach Phil Jackson, with help from assistant coach Tex Winter, has utilized the triangle offense to great success. The Chicago Bulls under Jackson won six NBA titles in the 1990s playing in the triangle. Jackson's Los Angeles Lakers later won four championships employing the triangle.

When Jackson became the head coach of the Chicago Bulls before the start of the 1989-1990 NBA season, he and Winter originally installed the triangle offense in an attempt to subvert the Jordan Rules strategy employed by their Eastern Conference rivals, the Detroit Pistons.[citation needed] The "Jordan Rules" was a defensive strategy which consisted of solely targeting Michael Jordan. Jordan had already established himself as an elite NBA superstar by single-handedly turning Chicago into a playoff contender. However, by sharing responsibility rather than shouldering it, he continued to blossom as a great all-around basketball player. More importantly, the Bulls also improved dramatically as a team, finishing with a 55-27 record.[citation needed] The Bulls fell to the Pistons in 7 games in the 1990 Eastern Conference Finals. Fortunately, the triangle offense paid huge dividends the following season (along with a sharper focus on teamwork).[citation needed] Chicago finished the 1990-1991 NBA season with a then-franchise best 61-21 record, good for first place in the East, then swept the archrival Pistons 4-0 in the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals. The Bulls then defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, 4 games to 1. Michael Jordan won his second NBA Most Valuable Player Award that season and finally won his first championship. The Bulls would go on to become one of the NBA's greatest dynasties, winning 6 NBA championships during the 1990s, and Jordan went on to be one of the league's greatest players.
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Jun 26, 2009
 
triangle offense features: howard,lewis,carter now....
Lakersdude

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marko wrote:
triangle offense features: howard,lewis,carter now....
Go ahead and try. I dare ya!

And, as per previous comments, prepare to suck at it for 1-2 seasons.

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