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Robert Brewer

In 1954, Syracuse Nationals owner Danny Biasone and team general manager Leo Ferris were looking for ways to improve the on-court product of the newly formed National Basketball Association.

The pair brainstormed for ideas on how to increase the pace of the game so as to attract more fans to their product. At that time, NBA teams would intentionally possess the basketball for extended lengths of time in an attempt to hold leads and run out the clock. This strategy would routinely slow down the pace of games and lead to many dull moments, particularly in the fourth quarter.

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I can think of an argument against a shot clock: it prevents a coach from implementing a strategy to help him win. That is the goal, to win, not to entertain.

As to that. rather than hearing your opinion on things, how about some stats on our various teams. How tall are the basketball players for example? What are their ppg, rebound, and assist averages for example. The same applies to the football team-stats please-not opinion. Gene

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