In his column today, sports editor Andrew Alberg argues that men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs needs to change the way he uses his bench:
Hobbs frequently takes players out of the game for fundamental mistakes like forgetting to box out or missing a defensive assignment. He does it as a type of negative reinforcement or so he can explain the mistake to them. Either way, it prevents players from correcting their mistakes immediately.
When they re-enter the game, players have to get a feel for what is going on on the court all over again. Inevitably, the team’s play suffers as a result, just as a band’s performance would stutter if its guitarist and drummer were replaced between every song.
Read his full column here.