Alberg: Hobbs should alter substitution style

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.

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