Bob Kloppenburg has used five decades of coaching to develop his SOS Pressure Defense. He has coached levels from high school to the NBA, most notably 12 seasons with the Seattle Supersonics. As a defensive coordinator of the Seattle Supersonics, he contributed to three - sixty plus win seasons.
After an all-american high school career, Bob Kloppenburg played at USC and Fresno State. He started his coaching career on the the high school level. After which, he coached college for 22 years at Cal Western, compiling a record of 369-161 while making five trips to the NAIA national tournament. On the NBA level, in addition to the Sonics, he has also spent time with the Rockets, Nuggets, Raptors, Bobcats, and Clippers.
Bob Kloppenburg is most notable for creating and developing the "SOS Pressure Defense" that is being used extensively in the NBA today. His SOS Defense is also implemented by many high school and college level teams around the basketball world.
He is the author of "SOS Pressure Defense" a best seller for coaches of the game as a resource on how to teach and implement successful pressure defensive strategies. He also has produced the popular series of "SOS Disruptive Pressure Defense" video tapes and DVD's.
Now retired from active coaching, he is still effectively teaching defensive strategies to coaches with his same patent vim, vigor and vitality. His reputation as an outstanding defensive coach and teacher, both home and abroad, has taken him to 14 plus countries around the globe.
What the Coaches's Say:
"Bob Kloppenburg is a defensive genius."
- Pat Riley, NBA Coach Retired
"Beyond a doubt, Bob, is one of the best defensive coaches."
- Bernie Bickerstaff, NBA Coach Retired
"One of the great tacticians in the game."
- Bill Musselman, Former NBA Coach
"A great mnd in basketball, especially on defense."
- Fred "Tex"Winter, LA Lakers, NBA
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The Encyclopedia of the SOS Defensive System
Advanced SOS Defensive System
S.O.S Pressure Defense
Sequential Ongoing Strategies