It's clear that head coaches find persons that they've worked with, but do head coaches look for specialists in a certain area. For example, my read of Jeff Battle's bio indicated that he specializes in working with guards and has an impressive resume of developing future NBA guards. Does a coach look for a guard specialist that can recruit and a big man specialist that can recruit so that he can sell the qualities of those specialists in developing players? Does a coach look for someone that's very good at developing defensive gameplans and one that's an offensive wizard--sort of like offensive and defensive coordinators in football? I'm curious. Seems like it would be easier to recruit big men if you had someone that could demonstrate a track record of developing all-conference big-men, same with guards. But I'm just curious, aside from recruiting, what the logic is with assistants and how duties are usually assigned once they are hired.
Proven proficiency in recruiting and what recruiting territories and/or recruiting relationships that you bring to the table is often the most important factor. Other factors are involved of course, but you gotta have players who can play. Thusly coaches that know how to get them.
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