I don’t want to labour the point (Haha, just joking. Of course I do) but I am reasonably sure that the conventional wisdom on the effectiveness of timeouts is misguided. So sure in fact that I have written several posts on the topic. It is of such interest to me, that I have ‘commissioned’ a bigger study on it. But in the meantime, as such things are wont to do, another article about timeouts in the NBA popped up on my RSS feed. As you can see from the graphic, in the NBA a team is less likely to score after a timeout than if they had just let the play run. Click on the photo to see the original article.
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