Coaches say addition of shot clock will change game
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Coaches say addition of shot clock will change game

High school basketball coaches across the state have many opinions about whether the shot clock should be added to the game, but they do seem to agree that if it is added, it will change how the game is played and coached. "It will speed up some of those teams that can't play that quick and handle that pressure," Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas said. "The coaches will have to coach a little more," West Hancock boys basketball coach Reno Pinkston said.

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Shot clock in high school basketball: 'It's a matter of when, not if'
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Shot clock in high school basketball: 'It's a matter of when, not if'

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Siblings take basketball coaching jobs at Marion County

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Dream Weaver: Clark County coach treasures relationships with players on way to state
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Weaver proud of effort, but Whitfield too tall, too strong

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