The Chin Set offers a ton of variations that a coach can call out and for players to make reads. Over time, a coach will be able to read and adjust the set accordingly to continue to create good shots on offense. Also, there are many common actions and counters that a coach will want to add to keep the defense off balance. One of negatives of most continuities is the predictability and every coach needs to have adjustments ready as the defense adjusts. This set allows a coach to quickly isolate matchups whether it be in the post or on the wing and to create shots based on how the defense is playing. One common rule is that when a team pressures passes the set should look for a backdoor or wing drive and when a team sags off and almost zones then we should look to screen in the defense for the 3 point shot.
This distinction is preferred:
Read – a player sees the defense and makes a different decision based on the location;
Counter – a coach makes a call that changes a small part of the play based on how the other team is defending the action (switching, overplay, extra help from certain locations, etc.)
There are many reads that you can teach in a breakdown drill and counters that a coach can add as the season progresses to keep options open for your players and to create layups and three point shots out of the Chin Set.