Posted by craigaltonw on 4/2/2013 5:20:00 AM (view original):
I just don't find his advice terribly helpful. If I were coaching at an A+ prestige program, maybe.
I guess what I want to know is if spending time tinkering with game plans to compensate for lack of talent is something I should spend time doing or not. The Hero coach says no. If I follow his advice, I don't look at my team again until the end of the season and wait until I can recruit better for next season or jump ship to a better program.
I kind of agree with this advice but not quite (about not gameplanning much). I do not game plan much during the regular season (why give away your post season strategies) however there are three things I do quite often during the regular season.
1) Every 6-7 days, I will readjust the practice minutes. Sometimes there isnt much to re-adjust but sometimes there is.
2) Every 3-5 days, I will readjust playing time, 3 pt shooting, and all of the things in "Player Game Plan"
3) Every 5-7 days, I will re-evaluate the "Depth Chart" to see if the proper players are playing the way I want to.
I check those more often at the very beginning and at the very end of the season. Also, I do think that once you have A+ prestige, it is important to get the very best that you can during recruiting, I think that getting the best horses is THE most important thing in this game.
I very seldom will move a player out of position to play against another player. (I have done that before when I have a killer defensive guy in post season). But usually I will just leave them as they are. If an opponent has a super player who takes more than say 25% of the teams shots, then I might double team him, depending on his percentages. If he is a 40.0% (35% three pt shot) type of player, then I will just let him shoot away. My pct's should be higher than that.
Edit: Also, many times, I use the offensive positioning (+2 or -2 ) to cover for defensive weaknesses. If my guards Def isnt as good as I like, then I use a +1 or +2 as the base setting. And vice versa. Although I would rather have good D's at all positions, that isnt always the case. Especially at D3.
4/3/2013 8:13 PM (edited)