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Old Sat Dec 17, 2016, 03:22am
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Starting the clock at the end of the timeout period seems to make the most sense. Otherwise, this encourages a coach to take the remaining timeouts simply to stop the clock during the free throw.
What's wrong with that? I hate the "mercy" rule. Whether on the winning or losing end, it's an opportunity to get some kids more playing time than they might otherwise. I wouldn't want to cut that short. I wouldn't call timeout if ahead by 40, but i would understand if the losing team didn't want to get the game cut short. I think it should only be in effect by mutual agreement. How do other coaches feel?
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Old Sat Dec 17, 2016, 09:52am
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What's wrong with that? I hate the "mercy" rule. Whether on the winning or losing end, it's an opportunity to get some kids more playing time than they might otherwise. I wouldn't want to cut that short. I wouldn't call timeout if ahead by 40, but i would understand if the losing team didn't want to get the game cut short. I think it should only be in effect by mutual agreement. How do other coaches feel?


If you are waiting until you are getting blown out by 40 to get playing time for the end of your bench, that's on you.
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Old Mon Dec 19, 2016, 11:51am
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If you are waiting until you are getting blown out by 40 to get playing time for the end of your bench, that's on you.
Where did I say or imply that I did that? And, I don't get the point. My point is I don't care what the score is, I want to play a full game.
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Old Mon Dec 19, 2016, 12:07pm
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Where did I say or imply that I did that? And, I don't get the point. My point is I don't care what the score is, I want to play a full game.
Well, you're the only one.

Amazing how 2 free throws can take a minute when the clock's running.
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Old Mon Dec 19, 2016, 12:09pm
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Well, you're the only one.
the coaches, in general, in IL also feel the same way as Coach Bill. That's why there is no mercy rule during the regular season or state-playoffs.

Holiday tournaments can choose to have one -- but few do.
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Old Mon Dec 19, 2016, 12:10pm
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What's wrong with that? I hate the "mercy" rule. Whether on the winning or losing end, it's an opportunity to get some kids more playing time than they might otherwise. I wouldn't want to cut that short. I wouldn't call timeout if ahead by 40, but i would understand if the losing team didn't want to get the game cut short. I think it should only be in effect by mutual agreement. How do other coaches feel?
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Where did I say or imply that I did that? And, I don't get the point. My point is I don't care what the score is, I want to play a full game.
You weren't implying it with this?
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the coaches, in general, in IL also feel the same way as Coach Bill. That's why there is no mercy rule during the regular season or state-playoffs.

Holiday tournaments can choose to have one -- but few do.
I am with Coach Bill and most of the coaches in Illinois if they feel that way. I do not see this as a big deal an if it saves what like 15 minutes, that is not worth it to eliminate a couple kids that could play game. If we are keep being told this is about the kids, then let them play. I really do not care that darn much to save a few minutes.

Now for tournament sake where multiple games could be going on at a time, then yes, get the games over with if you can for the integrity of the schedule. Otherwise, let the kids play a little longer.

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the coaches, in general, in IL also feel the same way as Coach Bill. That's why there is no mercy rule during the regular season or state-playoffs.



Holiday tournaments can choose to have one -- but few do.

We play 18 minute halves now. The extra 4 minutes of play aren't all that welcome in a 40-point blowout.
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