Instead of being mad at his own player who set the record for most missed free throws in a game, Andre Drummond, Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy is upset at the league for not doing anything about the ‘Hack-A’ strategy when they had the chance. CBS Sports with more:
“Adam Silver and the league, they’ve decided that’s the way they want to play the game and that’s what they want people to watch. As long as the fans are OK with watching it, then we’ll continue to play that way. At some point the fans might get to the point and say, ‘We’re not going to pay to watch this. We’re going to flip the channels.’ They haven’t yet. That’s what Adam keeps saying. When they do, then the league will have to make an adjustment.”
Sure, I get what he is saying. Allowing this strategy DOES suck to watch. It ruins the flow of the game completely, but how many players in the league does this work against? A handful. So why change the rules to cater to the needs of a handful of players who lack a basic skill that a professional basketball player should have?