Changes will result in better team game

ESPN's Dr. Jack Ramsay says eliminating defensive restrictions make the NBA a better team game.

Updated: April 13, 2001, 12:33 PM ET
By Dr. Jack Ramsay | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's Note: ESPN NBA analyst and Hall of Fame coach Dr. Jack Ramsay was on an 11-member committee that met March 20-21 in Phoenix and endorsed ways to improve the game, including the use of zone defenses. Also on the committee, headed by Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Colangelo, were Theo Ratliff, Jerry West, Rod Thorn, Wayne Embry, Bob Lanier, Stu Jackson, Russ Granik and supervisor of officials Ed Rush.

The committee unanimously recommended to eliminate the illegal defensive guidelines because ...

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