Some coaches like to micromanage the game, to call all the plays and try to have as much control over what is happening on the court as possible.
Others give their players a lot of freedom within an outline of structure and trust their instincts just to make plays.
Frank Vogel is in the first camp, but he is out in Indiana and is now managing games in Orlando. The Pacers new coach Nate McMillan is in the later camp, and he wants his team to run a lot more. That’s been an adjustment through training camp and the start of the preseason, Paul George told Nate Taylor of the Indy Star, but once they get used to it watch out.
“Everything was just free flow and we’re still trying to figure that out,” George said. “We’ve been so used to a set or calling of plays and now we’re getting that freedom. I think that’s going to take some time, but once we get it, we could easily be a 115-point team a night.”