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NBA Coaches and Spoiled Children

In honor of the start of the NBA playoffs…

“After personal fouls, points scored per minute have the largest impact on minutes per game.  The result directly contradicts the rhetoric from coaches.  Again, coaches tell players to focus on something besides scoring.  Players, though, can see that the most effective way to get more playing time is to score more points.  In essence, coaches are like the parents of a spoiled child.  Although the coach may tell the player he will be sitting if he doesn’t look past scoring, the player knows this is an empty threat. If the player just shows the coach he can score, he will be rewarded with more playing time.  In turn, additional playing time will inflate scoring totals, which will increase a player’s future salary.”

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