As we near the start of the regular season, we are only a couple days away from seeing the New York Knicks run the triangle offense.
Recently, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson spoke with New Yorker writer Ben McGrath about the offense that he and Tex Winter help make famous.
Specifically, Jackson noted that the offense wasn’t an complicated as many people think it is:
“It’s not that complicated. It’s not rocket science. Sometimes it’s hard for players to understand exactly how (they) fit into this sequence of events. But that’s what we’re trying to do as a staff is to give them the idea (that) there’s an orderly way to play this game and when you do that it’s logical, there’s good shots. You play defense from it. You have second chance opportunities. You limit the turnovers and the transition by your opponents and it puts you in position to win.”
There will be plenty of growing pains for the Knicks this season but if they can get the triangle offense working in their favor, they will be a dangerous team in the East for years to come.
Phil says triangle isn’t rocket science [ESPN NY]
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