Calipari on rules changes



Kentucky's John Calipari addressed a couple of rules changes that will take effect this season - moving the 3-point line back to the international distance and resetting the shot clock to 20 seconds after an offensive rebound...

“I think they are good, I like the reset to 20 (seconds),” Calipari said. “The game will be faster. I like the three-point line spreading out because the teams that — I’m not a big proponent of shooting 40 threes (per game), and if you are, that percentage is going to go down now. I think it’ll make the game more about movement and spacing and open up the lane a little bit more. I think it’s all good.

“But, you know, it’ll play out and I just, like I said, for young kids to say, ‘That line’s moving back and we’ll shoot the same percentage,’ I just don’t see it happening. I think percentages will come down, and now as a coach, you’ve got to make a choice. Are we going to shoot that many threes or are we going to be more of a driving, lane-touch kind of team?”

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