Recently on ESPN.com"s "Heat Index" blog that chronicles the Miami Heat, Kevin Arnovitz linked to a radio interviewwith head coach Erik Spoelstra. One of the discussion topicswas something called "ATOs," or After Time-Out Situations. Spoelstra was asked by Anrovitz who the best coach in the NBA was at the "ATOs" and here's what he had to say:
On Thursday at practice, I asked Spoelstra who the best coach in the business was at late-game, after-timeout situations. "I have great respect for Doc Rivers in Boston," Spoelstra said. "They always seem to come out with something. You don't know which guy they're going to, and they execute well."
The Celtics had a couple of those plays in that dreadful loss against the Wizards on Saturday night. In the first example, we see Rajon Rondo inbounding to Kevin Garnett who nonchalantly hands it off to the cutting Rondo for two and a foul.
In the second example, even though Ray Allen misses the wide open three, it's still a beautifully designed play that catches Nick Young completely lost.