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New rules are good; now it's on coaches to improve game

5/19/2015
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NCAA committee recommends 30-second shot clock

Jay Bilas and Seth Greenberg react to a number of rule changes proposed by the NCAA men's college basketball committee, including reducing the shot clock to 30 seconds.

The men's basketball rules committee, led by chairman and Belmont coach Rick Byrd, announced proposed changes on Friday that are designed to improve the pace, flow and overall quality of the game. Fran Fraschilla and Seth Greenberg weighed in with their opinions on the new rules, which will likely be rubber-stamped by the NCAA in time for the 2015-16 season:


Will the proposed 30-second shot clock improve the game?

Seth Greenberg: I don’t think it will have the impact that everyone thinks. Yes, it will add possessions. The bigger question is how coaches are going to adapt. Are they going to flow into offense? Are they going to transition and flow right into their offense, and then stay within their offensive concepts to score in a shot clock situation? If not, it’s just going to be the same thing we’ve been watching but with five fewer seconds. It’s going to be: transition, pull it out, run a set, pull it out and a seven-second play. If that’s the result, you’re going to see a lot of bad shots in my opinion. You’ll have more possessions and more bad shots.