Transition Offence - from Atlanta Hawks Assistant Coach, Matt Hillby Coach Liam Flynn
Atlanta Hawks Assistant Coach, Matt Hill, recently completed a series of coaching clinics in Australia. This video is from his second clinic, in Melbourne, on the topic of 'Transition Offence'.
Matt is one of the best in the NBA in the area of Player Development. He has worked with NBA All-Stars Victor Oladipo, Nikola Vucevic and Vince Carter, as well as, NBA First Team All Rookie Trae Young.
In this clinic, Coach Hill takes the audience through the Atlanta Hawks' Transition Offence which created the 3rd highest quality of shots in the NBA (Shots in the paint and from the 3pt line) in the 2018-2019 season. The video includes the method for how the Hawks divide the shot clock into phases, what they consider to be a great shot, how they space the floor and how they attack to create advantages. He also goes into specific sets out of their "AB" and "C" spacing.
The simplicity of the teaching, drilling, and the sets themselves, makes this video a must watch for coaches from the youth level all the way up to the professional ranks.
Matt Hill is entering his second season as an Assistant Coach with the Atlanta Hawks.
Since being hired by Lloyd Pierce, Hill has overseen and implemented many of the Player Development processes the Hawks currently employ while remaining actively involved in the Hawks’ opponent scouting efforts.
Prior to his tenure in Atlanta, Hill spent six seasons with the Orlando Magic, where he worked with three different head coaches: Jacque Vaughn, Scott Skiles and Frank Vogel. Hill began his career with Orlando as Video Analyst/Opposition in 2012. Hill was promoted to Manager of Advanced Scouting/Player Development in 2015 and ultimately to Assistant Coach during Vogel’s tenure. During his time in Orlando he worked with such players as Victor Oladipo, Nik Vucevic, Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon. Hill’s roles and responsibilities varied from on-court player development to preparing and delivering opponent scouting reports.
Following a decorated high school career at Southeast High School in Lincoln, Nebraska, Hill was named Nebraska’s Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year. Hill played basketball at The University of Texas from 2006-2011, where he served as team captain during the 2010-11 season. Hill earned a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from UT in 2010.