Whether or not we as coaches consciously think of basketball in terms of space and time, we would be hard-pressed to argue against the notion that all games are inherently founded on acquiring and defending space and very often in miniscule periods of time and in extremely small spaces.  A quick hoops example to illustrate would be a pocket pass to a teammate through a brief, small opening.

There are obviously countless other examples and we’ll cite further examples in a follow up article but before we do, it’s essential to discuss the ongoing revolution in our game centered around 3 point arcs at the high school level and above and shot clocks at the college and pro levels.  

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