To call the play, the ballhandler raises his hand and points all four fingers down. The basic option is 1 on 1, the ballhandler kicks or dishes if a defender helps on dribble penetration. 2 and 3 can pop out of the corners to relieve pressure on 1.
Lute Olson - 1-4 low - Thumbs down, take advantage of a poor defender or one in foul trouble. As 1 drives, 2 and 3 come up foul-line extended to spread the defence.
Larry Brown - run "butter" with 7 seconds or less, a big with the ball would dribble hand-off or pass and ballscreen, they would go 1-4 flat if Iverson had it (the bigs would sometimes screen across), or run a sidescreen or midscreen with someone else.
Lionel Hollins - if 1 penetrates on the right side of the lane, 4 clears to the other low post, 5 ducks into the lane behind 1.
Double screen for 3.
Jerry Petitgoue - 3-point Desperation - the best option is 3 on a misdirection dribble, option one (the triple screen) is actually a decoy for the double screen on the other side.
Jerry Petitgoue - Open - the bigs start in the corners and screen in for the wings to pop to the corners.