Packer is doing a full-court press on NBA executives to get them to adopt a four-on-four format instead of the current five- on-five system.
His theory is that much more skill would be used, and figures four-on-four would require teams to exploit basketball skills as opposed to ...the positioning of people to have size to lean on somebody who can play.
Dumping a position might sound like basketball heresy but Packer says the original game was played nine-on-nine and that the games creator, Dr. James Naismith, never intended for guys 6-foot-9 to be able to run and jump and dominate the game.
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