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Spike Lee Making Documentary to Teach Knicks Fans Triangle Offense

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I don’t think the Triangle Offense is that complicated that a normal person couldn’t figure out the basic concepts, but with that being said, I’d be curious to see what angle Spike Lee takes with it.

Here are the details via The Wall Street Journal.

Enter Spike Lee, the filmmaker and unabashed Knicks fan, who is making an hour-long film in an effort to demystify Jackson’s offensive system. He is calling it “What Is the Triangle Offense: A Spike Lee Orange and Blue Skies Joint.” It is set to air Oct. 24 on MSG.

“I’ve never done anything like this before,” Lee said. “This is trying to explain to the average fan the triangle system. It’s sort of like the mysterious mythology and Zen that Phil Jackson has used to win six times in Chicago and five times in L.A.” …

“Everybody says a junior high-school team can run it,” Lee said. “Proponents of the triangle offense say it’s simple. If you’re not a proponent, you don’t know what’s happening.”

Lee is right about that last part. Many have tried to emulate Phil Jackson and Tex Winter’s success running the Triangle and many have failed.

We will have to see how much success Derek Fisher has.



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