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Test Your Hoops Aptitude
November 25, 2002
At SI's request, Charlie Coles devised the following quiz based on material he covers in his class on coaching at Miami (Ohio). Answers appear at the end.
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November 25, 2002

Test Your Hoops Aptitude

At SI's request, Charlie Coles devised the following quiz based on material he covers in his class on coaching at Miami (Ohio). Answers appear at the end.

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10. The best way to attack a 2-3 zone defense is to:

a. move the ball around the perimeter
b. shoot the ball quickly
c. get the ball to the mid-post area
d. rely on your best shooter

SECTION III: TRUE OR FALSE

11. All traditional zones look the same from the corner.
12. Penetrating and pitching is a great way to create three-point opportunities.
13. The "run and jump" is a strategy to get offensive rebounds.
14. A shot hitting the side of the backboard is out-of-bounds.
15. The best type of backdoor pass is the bounce pass.

SECTION IV: HISTORY

Match the coach or player with the innovation he popularized:

16. Dean Smith
17. John Wooden
18. Hank Luisetti
19. Bob Knight
20. John Chaney

a. one-hand shot
b. motion offense
c. zone press
d. matchup zone
e. four corners

HOW DID YOU SCORE?

0-5 correct: NIT bid
6-10 correct: NCAA tournament first round
11-15 correct. Sweet 16
16-19 correct: Elite Eight
20 correct: Final Four

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