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Utah Jazz: Corbin installs new defensive scheme

By Rod Zundel | Posted - Dec. 14, 2011 at 7:26 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Jazz first year head coach Ty Corbin is installing a defensive scheme that differs from the one Jerry Sloan had run for over two decades.

The basic difference is instead of forcing the ball to the middle of the paint, Corbin's scheme is to force the ball to the baseline, which, in theory, acts as an extra defender.

Rod Zundel explains the basic philosophy and movement of Corbin's defense in the video clip.

Most of the NBA teams use the ‘baseline' defense scheme. The Jazz were only one of three teams in the league using the ‘ball to middle' philosophy.

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