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Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at 4:15 pm  |  10 responses

Pete Carril Thinks Lakers Have Pieces To Run Princeton Offense


How will the Princeton offense work out for the Lakers? No one better to ask than Pete Carril, master of the Princeton offense and former head coach at Princeton University (via SI): “I imagine that if the [Lakers] guys want to do it, and [the coaches] can convince them that it’d better for them, I think they’ll do it. They have the right ingredients, all the passers. They have really good passers there. The only one I don’t really know much about as a passer is Howard. But [Pau] Gasol can pass and he can shoot, and of course Bryant and Nash can shoot, and whatever they call him now [Metta World Peace], I know he can pass. It all depends on Howard, and then what kind of bench they have. I know Jodie Meeks is a shooter. He makes shots. And Antawn Jamison is not a shooter, but he can play. Eddie knows all about him from having coached him in Washington. Generally speaking, that offense doesn’t work when two things are prevalent. One is when they treat it like a robotic thing. And the other is when they don’t want to do it.”

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  • Respect

    Jamison cant shoot?, since when

  • http://www.facebook.com/sajjatam Sajjatam Tp Kulsomboon

    HAHA “Whatever they call him now”

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    What does “convince them that it’d better for them”…. actually mean? Is that a typo? Slam has been known to push the bounds of English before so i was curious if that’s an American saying. Is it ‘it had’?

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    What does “convince them that it’d better for them”…. actually mean? Is that a typo? Slam has been known to push the bounds of English before so i was curious if that’s an American saying. Is it ‘it had’?

  • Yesse

    If this dude doesn’t let Jamison shoot open shots he should be fired instantly.

  • M.Phoenix

    “Convince them it’d better for them” should say “Convince them it’d BE better for them” the “it’d” in this sentence is a contraction for “it would” …therefore the sentence means “convince them it would be better for them” … does that make sense?

  • PippenAintEasy

    If Antawn Jamison is not a shooter, “whatever they call him now” was never a lock-down defender.

  • PippenAintEasy

    If Antawn Jamison is not a shooter, “whatever they call him now” was never a lock-down defender.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Gasol can shoot for a 7 footer. He isn’t a shooter, he doesn’t play anything resembling a perimeter position. And the ability to pass and the willingness are different. Kobe and Metta both stop the ball on offense. I just don’t see a traditional Princeton offense bring successful. As for the last part, theoretically any team would be successful to run any offense if they do it right so that means nothing significant

  • Ugh

    Why did you even post this comment?

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