I donít think you can overlook mechanics and basketball IQ. These are two areas, where I want a solid foundation before the player enters the pros. If you need to work on coaching in these areas to help the player, then that player may always be a step behind. The problem is, you canít put that into a computer for an analytical analysis. You simply have to see the player to determine those qualities. The best shooters have simple mechanics, that can be easily duplicated on every shot attempt, which helps with a quicker release. Basketball IQ has to be almost instinctual in nature at the NBA level. If a player has to think before his move, then his opponent is most likely already by him.
That's a nice quote, TP.
I'll give you some funny or wise quotes by Dutch football legend Johan Cruijff, which may sometimes also apply to basketball.
"We've done an excellent job, simply because we can't do better"
"I'm still convinced that the way I do it is the way you should do it, because otherwise I wouldn't be doing it"
"The ball is an essential part of the game"
"If I wanted you to understand I would have explained better"
"If I ask you to show me what you can do, you'd show me what you can. But then I also know what you can't do, since you would have shown me"
"When we have the ball, they can't score"
"Football is simple, you're either in time or too late. If you're too late you have to start sooner"
"You play football with your head, because the ball is faster than your legs"
"Sometimes something has to happen before something happens"
"The simpler the better. Because the less options you give a player, the bigger the chance he picks the right option"
"You can also play well without touching the ball"
"I terribly dislike someone moving who doesn't know where to"
"There are lots of people who can tell when a team is playing bad, there are much less people who can tell why they're playing bad and only a few can tell what should happen to make them play better"
"If you choose the best player for every position you won't have a strong team, but a team that will fall apart like loose sand"
"Before I make a mistake I'm not making that mistake"
"I'm against everything. Until I make a decision, then I'm in favour"
"Every disadvantage has its advantage"
"Football is simple. What's difficult is to play simple football"
"If I ask someone to help me on the pitch, they always think they have to come towards me, but you help me more by moving away"