This link from Grantland on the Suns touches on some of the offensive philosophy stuff that Monty might be thinking of. It's an interview with new coach Jeff Hornacek LINK
On playing up tempo:
If you can get it in the post, or penetrate and kick out, and get that early shot in the first seven seconds, or maybe eight seconds of the shot clock....Statistics say in the first eight seconds, you shoot a much higher percentage.
On what type of system they will run on offense:
You have to get a read on your players and what suits them the best. When you look at the game today, with the rule changes — that’s why everyone is going to some sort of pick-and-roll. The rules are, you can’t touch that guy with your hands. It’s not like the old days, where you could hand check. It gives such an advantage to the point guards out there, if you have a good one. And we have two of them. If you can execute well, you’re going to get good shots.
The Pels have 3 good pgs
On finding balance between Bledsoe and Dragic*- just insert Holiday, Gordon, Evans
Sometimes it might shake out one way or another, but our vision is to be a good rebounding team, where we can just get the ball and hit the first guy you see. And in our set offense, depending on the plays we run, maybe it’s Goran one time with Eric off the ball, but Eric goes on the ball for another set of plays. We’ll have to get a feel for it.
On the relevance of having a post up threat:
If you can find a guy that can post up inside and be effective, whether it’s a center, power forward — heck, you could put a point guard down there. It’s the same concept of creating some sort of double-team that allows you to have a four-on-three. Whether we do that from the post or with pick-and-rolls — we’ll figure that out.
I mean, when you watch Miami play, you can stick LeBron there in the post and let him dictate what’s going to go on. But you do hope your good post-up players offensively are good passers. Then you can really do different things.
It's from another team's coach and it could be coach speak from both guys, so TIFWIW, but Hornacek and Monty seem, to me, to be speaking the same language.
*H/T to Jester for the catch.
This post was edited on 7/17 at 2:37 pm