Feb 11, 2013
Idaho Survey Shows Support For Shot Clock In High School

MagicValley.com

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Every couple of years, the debate over whether to add a shot clock to high school basketball percolates up. And every couple of years, it quietly disappears.

Post Falls athletic director Craig Christensen initiated the latest campaign for a shot clock, recently writing a letter to the Idaho High School Activities Association. The IHSAA’s board of directors added it to the discussion agenda of its Jan. 16 meeting, but it died there. No action was taken to add it to a future board meeting’s agenda.

IHSAA board member and Shelley Joint School District Superintendent Bryan Jolley expressed interest in conducting a survey, but that also died at the meeting.

The Post Register emailed 277 head boys and girls basketball coaches in the state of Idaho asking for their opinions. The responses showed 3-to-2 support for a shot clock.

One hundred eight of the 175 (61.7 percent) coaches who responded to the Post Register survey favored adding a shot clock. The support held up among both boys coaches (64.3 percent) and girls coaches (59.1 percent).

Of the coaches polled, only those from District IV collectively rejected the idea of a shot clock, with 64.9 percent (24 of 37 coaches polled) expressing opposition to the idea.

“We have not had a winning season in 20 years here at Wood River. The only chance that we really have of winning is by slowing the pace down and cutting the amount of possessions the other team gets, said first-year Wood River boys basketball coach Andy Miles. (A shot clock) is not a necessary feature in high school basketball. If you want the ball back, then play better defense.”

Idaho Survey Shows Support For Shot Clock In High School

MagicValley.com

http://magicvalley.com/sports/state-basketball-coach-survey-suggests-support-for-shot-clock/article_bb73ac28-7309-11e2-964a-0019bb2963f4.html?comment_form=true

Every couple of years, the debate over whether to add a shot clock to high school basketball percolates up. And every couple of years, it quietly disappears.

Post Falls athletic director Craig Christensen initiated the latest campaign for a shot clock, recently writing a letter to the Idaho High School Activities Association. The IHSAA’s board of directors added it to the discussion agenda of its Jan. 16 meeting, but it died there. No action was taken to add it to a future board meeting’s agenda.

IHSAA board member and Shelley Joint School District Superintendent Bryan Jolley expressed interest in conducting a survey, but that also died at the meeting.

The Post Register emailed 277 head boys and girls basketball coaches in the state of Idaho asking for their opinions. The responses showed 3-to-2 support for a shot clock.

One hundred eight of the 175 (61.7 percent) coaches who responded to the Post Register survey favored adding a shot clock. The support held up among both boys coaches (64.3 percent) and girls coaches (59.1 percent).

Of the coaches polled, only those from District IV collectively rejected the idea of a shot clock, with 64.9 percent (24 of 37 coaches polled) expressing opposition to the idea.

“We have not had a winning season in 20 years here at Wood River. The only chance that we really have of winning is by slowing the pace down and cutting the amount of possessions the other team gets, said first-year Wood River boys basketball coach Andy Miles. (A shot clock) is not a necessary feature in high school basketball. If you want the ball back, then play better defense.”






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