NBA 5-Out Offense: Delay
The next evolution of our 5-Out NBA Offense study is the basic setup of 5-Out and allow players to read and react with the ball entered to a player (typically a big) in the middle of the floor.
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Mike D’Antoni & Origins
The reason I call this “Delay” is I got the term from a former NBA coach who told me that is what the staff called it and took the name from Mike D’Antoni. D’Antoni has obviously revolutionized the game of basketball with space & 5-Out offense but even he didn’t use this action as a primary offense until his time in Houston. Majority of the time this Delay action was used as specials for sets and concepts out of timeouts.
Another example below of the Knicks running basic Delay action from the 2008-09 season.
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