Thread: Nets too tight!
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Old Wed Feb 10, 2010, 07:05pm
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Originally Posted by CLH View Post
I was talking with a coach once and he told me that some years back he was playing a team with a particularly fast past offense. This team was known for throwing the ball in fast and launching it downcourt before the defense knew what was up.

Before the game he installed new nets to slow the ball a down a little more so his defense would have time to be in position. Sounds like a pretty clever strategy to me, that is until some fool referee comes along and takes issue with it.
My high school coach told me stories about his college coach soaking the nets in water the night before a game w/ particularly up-tempo teams. This caused them to become a bit tighter and slow down the transition.

At least in his mind it did.
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