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Washington Wizards: “Defense? We’re Talking About Defense?”

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Watching postseason play, there is one thing that stands out that we don't see very much of in Washington—defensive stops.

Flip Saunders is the former coach of the Detroit Pistons—a team that has been known for their aggressive defensive play.

Hopefully has packaged whatever was used in Detroit and brought it with him to Washington.

Saunders must first get into the players heads. Defense is mostly desire—you have got to want to play defense. The player must have the mindset that his opponent will not score.

John Thompson, former coach of Georgetown University, made his mark with his team's smothering defense.  He has said if a player puts forth half the effort that he do...

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