Bob Knight: Advanced Tactics & Techniques for Man-to-Man Defense


  • Create a dominating man-to-man defense built on proper fundamentals
  • Learn the secrets to defending today’s most popular offenses including the dribble drive offense
  • Reduce the number of easy baskets your opponents score in transition
  • Includes a pdf version of the two books Coach Knight authored with Pete Newell; Basketball: Volume 1 and Basketball: Volume II
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with Bob Knight,
former head coach at Texas Tech and Indiana University;
Over 900 career wins,
3X National Championship Coach,
Five Final 4 appearances;
4X National Coach of the Year;
1984 US Men’s Olympic Coach (Gold Medal)
Bob Knight brings you the most complete defensive video ever produced. From the moment your defense is in transition to the block-out on the rebound and everything in between, Knight teaches and demonstrates the most critical aspects of man defense.

Take an in-depth look at how Coach Knight developed and implemented his dominating man-to-man defense which led him to become the all-time winningest head coach in Division I Men’s Basketball.

Tough man-to-man principles with great ball-side and weak-side help are hallmarks of Knight’s successful brand of defense. Knight stresses the importance of finding the right defensive fit for your team’s personnel.

Conversion & Rebounding
The two biggest areas that need to be worked on in every practice are transition defense and rebounding the basketball. Knight demonstrates techniques and drills that will get your team to run down the floor and deny any type of transition attack and finishing off possessions with securing rebounds.

Ball-Side & Help-Side Defense
A solid defensive team begins with tough on-the-ball pressure. With the philosophy of forcing the ball to the corners, Knight demonstrates how ball-side help must shut down the drive and that the recovery to your man is both “low and short.” Stressing always seeing both your man and the ball to avoid back-cuts and never losing sight of the basketball are just a sample of the concepts you will uncover in this segment.

Defensive Drills
Coach Knight demonstrates eight defensive drills that incorporate every element of defense: rebounding, transition defense, man-to-man pressure, help-side defense, ball-side defense, post defense, how to cover screens and more!

Knight also shares his secrets on how he would defend today’s most popular offenses including: the dribble-drive motion, 5-out motion, and the flex offense.

In addition, you will also receive Coach Knight’s Clinic III (retail value $60), which was filmed in 1997 and features more instruction on the defense from his time at Indiana.

Build confidence into your team and create frustration for your opponent using these tried-and-true tactics and techniques!

Parts of this DVD were produced at the spring 2010 Tunica (MS) and Las Vegas (NV) Championship Basketball clinics.

2 DVDs (152+ minutes). 2011.