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Shuffle Offense?
June 12, 2008 06:44AM
I heard Dean Smith used to run the "Shuffle" offense before he had anybody with legitimate size at UNC. Does anyone run the shuffle anymore? Are there any videos?

It seems like some of the triangle alignments and movements resemble the shuffle. Does anyone know enough about these offenses to compare/contrast them for me?
Re: Shuffle Offense?
June 12, 2008 07:08AM

Try out this site. It details the basic movement and options of the shuffle offense.

Anonymous User
Re: Shuffle Offense?
June 12, 2008 02:49PM
I really like that information. I have seen the Xs and Os of the offense. And even used it at the H.S. level. However, I would really like to watch someone else teach it, so I can gain some of the little points of emphasis that others have found to be important. I will have to get Dean Smith's book. The site you gave says he has a chapter in it on the shuffle. Do you know of any teams that currently run the shuffle? or videos that show these points of emphasis, and the timing of the cuts?

I used a variation of the shuffle that keeps the post coming back to the ball in the mid-post area, and rotates the other 4 guys around. I had a 7 footer, and nobody else over 6-3 on a high school team. Now I have a small college team, and I don't have anyone over 6-4 at all. So I wanted to go back to something that has been used effectively with teams that don't have any size.
Wayne Walters
Re: Shuffle Offense?
September 08, 2008 12:37AM
I have about six. Please contact me and a little about your team or and/philosophy.

Wayne Walters

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Larry Dean Jackson
Re: Shuffle Offense?
September 23, 2008 12:34AM
Visit for Shuffle information.
Bill Heath
Re: Shuffle Offense?
January 21, 2010 05:40PM
I would like to run the shuffle at the high school level. A few years ago I ran a variation of the shuffle and would like to run it with girls next year.
Re: Shuffle Offense?
January 24, 2010 05:22AM
Dean Smiths book is very detailed and there are actually 2 chapters about the shuffle one by him and one by his coach at air force that taught him thr shuffle. If you can combine the shuffle and the triangle offense I think it can be very effective. My team basically runs the shuffle and we score off the triangle offense action since it is the same alignments. So my thoughts would be to again run the shuffle for continunity and run the triangle offense for scoring options and looking for mismatches.
Re: Shuffle Offense?
February 04, 2010 03:06PM

Dean Smith also has produced a DVD recently on the Shuffle Offense that has been a customer favorite:

Dean Smith: Teaching the Shuffle Offense
Re: Shuffle Offense?
March 26, 2010 06:29PM
I run one and ussally we get a score on the 3rd or 4th shuffle cut e-mail me at
Re: Shuffle Offense?
March 30, 2010 05:14PM
Coach, Here is the shuffle offense video we did with Dean Smith:

BD-03161 Dean Smith: Teaching the Shuffle Offense
Dean Smith
with Dean Smith,
legendary University of North Carolina head coach;
879 career wins; 2X NCAA Championship Coach;
4X National Coach of the Year; Basketball Hall of Fame ('83)
Known for his innovation, Coach Smith's Shuffle Offense remains one of the game's offensive gems. Smith begins with basic position, cuts and spacing on the... more ยป
Price: $44.99

Thom McDonald
Basketball Coaching Director
Championship Productions, Inc.

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Re: Shuffle Offense?
September 26, 2011 06:34PM
Do you have any notes on that?

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