In an interview with The Athletic's Richard Deitsch, the ESPN broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy proposed some drastic alterations to speed up NBA games...

"I don’t think you want to take away free throws in the last four minutes of a game, but let’s speed it up," Van Gundy said. "The only person that likes free throws is a play-by-play announcer because they can wax poetically about some story. It’s the extra point of the NBA. It serves no rational, reasonable purpose."
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TheWalrus13 months
Do people really not realize he’s a sarcastic troll at this point? He’s great at it.
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KennabraTiger13 months
That’s why he’s on TV and no longer coaching
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ghost2most13 months
I would keep FTs but reduce the time to take one from 10 seconds to 5 and put it on the shot clock.
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kciDAtaE13 months
Not any more radical than starting a runner on 2nd base in extra innings or not allowing WRs and QBs to get touched by defenders
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jp4lsu13 months
Dumb idea. Although that would prevent hack a Shaq on bad FT shooters. FT are a huge part of the game and potential point total.
I do agree with him on speed that crap up.
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SECdragonmaster13 months
Great ideas Jeff. Let’s also get rid of the three point line and just award 3 points for all shots that are “all net”.
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