Just find a system that works

Originally Published: November 24, 2004
By Fran Fraschilla | Special to ESPN Insider
The 2004-2005 season will turn out to be the "year of the point guard" in college basketball. From Stanford's Chris Hernandez to Wake Forest's Chris Paul, there are some outstanding floor generals all across the country.

Yet coaches are still calling many plays from the bench. Why?

I always felt as a head coach that play calling was a balancing act. On one hand, I wanted my players to have the freedom to play the game, especially in the fast break. Yet, I wanted to be able to control who took the most shots and from where, particularly in the half-court sets.
Fran Fraschilla is a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He formerly was the head coach at Manhattan, St. John's and New Mexico.