NBA rule change will allow real time video on bench

The NBA will allow teams to use hard-wired connections from the bench to review and cut video for immediate access, transfer video between bench personnel and the locker rooms and access data rather than have that info delivered from the video room to the bench.

The league informed teams of this measure in a memo sent on Thursday.

“This enhanced file sharing ability will enable coaches, players, athletic trainers and medical staff to make more informed decisions in real time,” NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe wrote in the memo.

Since 2012-13, the league has allowed team to access video and data from the bench, but it had to delivered to the bench and then uploaded. Now, each team will have a separate and secure hard-wired connection to access video and data.

This streamlines the process for quicker access.

“This is a way more efficient way of doing this. Instead of having somebody run it out, it’s available right there in…

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