You've likely read that they incorrectly credited a fourth foul to Delonte West late in the third quarter of Cleveland's win over Atlanta on Sunday, directly forcing poor widdle Cavs coach Mike Brown to remove Delonte in the midst of a close game. Because he had four fouls.Dwyer makes no specific mention of Larry Brown disciple Mike Woodson but the point stands.
At the 2:41 mark of the third quarter.
This is what passes for conventional wisdom in the NBA, and I have news for you ... it's not all that wise.
You see it all the time, mainly with Larry Brown disciples (Mike Brown, by extension, is one), and it never seems to make any basketball sense.
Coaches lift players because of the threat of them getting in foul trouble. The point of avoiding foul trouble is to avoid having to remove your players from the game, so to avoid foul trouble these coaches (say it with me) remove their players from the game.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Kelly Dwyer on The Horford Treatment
He doesn't call it that, natch, but that's what he's talking about having drawn inspiration from the most recent incidence of scorekeeping incompetence (I've got a "bad scorekeeping" tag for hawks posts. How sad is that?) in Philips Arena: