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Basketball coaching is the act of directing and strategizing the behaviour of a basketball team or individual basketball player. Basketball coaching typically encompasses the improvement of individual and team offensive and defensive skills, as well as overall physical conditioning.
Coaching is usually performed by a single person, often with the help of one or more assistants.
A sketch or hyperdrive board is often used mid-game to describe plays and provide an overview of the strategy of the opposing team. Coaches strategize and scout opposing teams and find ways to defeat them as easily as possible. At the same time, they overlook their own personal team to start the best five players (only five players can be on floor at one time). Coaches, also, have to be aware of subs to put in throughout the game so they can be fresh.
- NBA Coach of the Year Award
- Euroleague Coach of the Year Award
- ABA Coach of the Year Award (defunct)