Keith Langlois of Pistons.com, among others, has done an excellent job of introducing the Pistons’ new assistant coaches. I plan to link the entire series and recommend clicking through and reading the entire articles. First up, Roy Rogers. Langlois:
Frank wants his coaches to be versed in every aspect of coaching, but also will assign each member specific duties. Rogers will work with Pistons big men and, during games, he will keep Frank attuned to player combination usages and be in charge of what Frank calls “special teams” – plays to start and end quarters and out of timeouts, two-for-one situations to end quarters and free-throw situations at both ends of the court among them.
“Roy will track all of that, plus he tracks also the hardest chart and probably the most valuable chart for me,” Frank said. “It’s a postgame chart – a defensive report card, a defensive accountability chart for each player. It’s the good and the bad and it’s very much indicative of whether we win or lose games, from middle drives given up to blow bys given up to syncs to missed syncs to blockouts to no blockouts to contested shots to uncontested shots to getting back on defense, deflections, missed helps, helps – everything.”
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