Hit traps and peel switches: The two chess moves that ended a Rockets era – The Athletic

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This is the first of a two-part piece examining the Lakers-Rockets chess match, the tactics the Lakers employed to win the series and how Houston can counter this moving forward.

To the casual NBA fan or even the more engaged, in-tune one the name eljko Obradovi might not exactly roll off the tongue.

And before you say anything, no, Obradovi isnt the next best prospect to come out of Europe or hasnt featured on Sam Vecenies draft board hes 60 years young. But hisname carries a ton of weight both in the NBA and overseas particularly more so abroad.

Obradovi is perhaps the most decorated European coach of all time, garnering 63 distinctions in a career that spans over three decades. In his time manning the sidelines for esteemed foreign clubs such asPanathinaikos,Fenerbahe, and Real Madrid, Obradovi won 11 EuroLeague championships, made 18...

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