Vance Walberg’s Dribble-Drive Motion Offense (re: John Calipari)

This post with John Calipari photo.
Thursday, February 28, 2008 — by Wow Jones
Just came across a Sports Illustrated (Dated 2/18/08 The story is entitled, “Fast and Furious” by Grant Wahl. The issue has Dale Earnhardt Jr on the cover laying atop a lime-green car.) article on an offense that’s purportedly changing the game of Basketball. Memphis Head Basketball Coach John Calipari currently uses it and it’s the popular Vance Walberg Dribble-Drive Motion Offense.

Check out the way Coach Calipari explains how his players ball using popular offense. Calipari explains, “The players are unleashed when they play this way, because every player has the green light to take his man on every play”.

“The players are unleashed when they play this way, because every player has the green light to take his man on every play”. — Memphis Head Basketball Coach John Calipari

Simple yet visual, kinetic description. Ya heard me?The article mentions that Calipari is a born promoter. When explaining how he came to name Vance Walberg’s offense, you see why.

Coach Vance Walberg initially called his offense the Attack-Attack-Skip-Attack-Attack (AASAA) Offense. Well, it understandably didn’t come across very well. The story goes on to explain,

“A born promoter, Calipari also came up with the name Dribble-Drive Motion for the offense, ‘It’s just easier to understand,’ he says. ‘AASAA? Come on, what are you talking about?’ Owing to the offense’s continuous patterns, reads and backdoor cuts, he also branded it ‘Princeton on steroids.’ ”

–The Wow Jones Report
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