We see them on television most of the time. In any basketball game, plays have to be reviewed and with the use of the standard coaching board using magnets or perhaps a water-based marker, a coach is able to direct the offense or defense of his players on the court and make sure that they execute their plays accordingly.
But this is a form of ancient practice. Sure we have seen the shift from the initial use of chalk and mapping out plays on the ground towards the useful whiteboards. However, could we see the shift from manual to computerized use of player positions and moves soon?
We see the technology from television broadcasts. The sports analysts do it on their own but as far as actual coaches in leagues such as the NBA is concerned, would we see them carrying a laptop soon?
There may be a lot of issues here considering that at their age, current coaches may not be that adept nor flexible towards using advanced means of coaching. There are drawing boards in use and while it seems that technology is known to make life easier, computer integration may have to come up with a new gadget that is not bulky nor hard to handle.
It is possible but unless that specific gadget for coaching comes out, donâ€™t expect to see the coaches bringing a laptop or a touch screen monitor to each game. They will be looking at something better and handy than their whiteboard and that is a sure thing to consider.