Fundamentals & Finishesby Dave Severns
This short, but powerful section on fundamentals is where Coach Severns earns his reputation as a master of the basics. Simple things like perfectly executed front and reverse pivots can be the difference between sluggish play and easy points.
As a coach we can sometimes take lay ups for granted, but few things can shut down your team's momentum fastern than missed lay ups. High-level instruction from Coach Severns on 15 different ways to finish the lay up can put our mind at ease.
Making sure your players can transition to different options for the finish will prevent your team from dropping invaluable points.
Dave Severns is the Director of Player Development with the LA Clippers. Prior to joining the Clippers Coach Severns spent two years on Del Negro's staff with the Chicago Bulls as Assistant Coach for Player Development. Severns spent 13 years in player development with Nike, working with college players at the All-American Camp, All-Asia Camp, Jordan Flight School, Nike Skills Academies, as well as an assistant at the college level spending time coaching under Jerry Tarkanian at Fresno State. Prior to his time at the collegiate level, Severns spent 12 years as a high school coach in California. He has a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree from California State University-Chico.