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Layups: D’Antoni’s Brilliant… Defense?

Posted by Neil Paine on January 24, 2009

After adjusting for his teams' perpetually fast pace, Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus finds that Mike D'Antoni, frequently characterized as an "all offense, no defense" coach, is actually not a bad defensive coach at all -- in fact, he frequently takes bad defensive players and molds them into a league-average D.


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