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HS Basketball: Cleveland head coach looks at different approaches to a championship win

Lee Faria
Created: April 29, 2020 10:40 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —  The Cleveland High Boys basketball team has been to four straight final 4's in the state tournament, but has never won the title in that span, so maybe it's time to make a change.

Head Coach Sean Jimenez believes he needs to play zone more next season.


"I've told myself this several times and I just haven't done it but you have to play some zone in the pit to win and obviously Las Cruces did play some zone and they won the state championship," Jimenez said. "I've just been so hardcore, man-to-man, but I think there are adjustments that I look at myself every time of things that we have to do, but definitely you have to change your style I think."

And since were on the topic of change, the head coach said keeping  in touch with both with his coaches and players has been a challenge and the fact that there are no open gyms and no summer league on the horizon is tough.

"Being away from our students and also being away from the basketball team has been a real change for us and what I mean by that is we can't have any contact, no social contact with them doing workouts on the floor or just being there and talking to them in general," Jimenez said.

High school basketball is supposed to be up-and-running by Nov. 16.

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