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Anyone who has been coaching the game of basketball for any length of time will surely not argue the fact that spacing is one of the most essential parts of successful team offense.
Spacing is important for several reasons: it creates floor balance, opens up lanes for the possibility of penetration, forces defenders to play their offensive man more honestly, etc. Nevertheless, no one seems to have a definite answer on how to teach proper spacing to their players. When asked, the two most common responses coaches give are either: