How 'havoc' fuels VCU's success
Rams' style more than just a defensive scheme; key to deep run in 2013-14
Vince Lombardi once said that "the difference [between a good coach and an average coach] is knowing what you want, and knowing what the end is supposed to look like."
I have always admired what Smart has accomplished in a short period of time. Even before he coached a college game, he had the vision of what "havoc" would look like in his head. The Rams have averaged almost 28 wins per season since Smart took over, and made their first Final Four appearance in 2011. And Smart became the 12th coach in history to win 100 games in just four seasons in the process.
But while "havoc" is thought of as a defensive system, it is also the basis for Smart's entire philosophy of basketball, from recruiting to talent development to conditioning to how the defense fuels VCU's offense.
Here's a look at how "havoc" works, and what we could expect to see out of the Rams this season.
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