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Your Playbook, My Play

ESPN The Magazine gave a fan a chance to call a play for the New Jersey Nets

Updated: January 28, 2010, 1:18 PM ET
By Don Franco with Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the Feb. 8 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

We had an idea -- a bold idea, really. Ask an NBA coach to let a fan design a play and, if he liked it, use it in a game. Sounds fun, right? We thought so. So did Wizards coach Flip Saunders when we approached him with our plan. That's because he's smart enough to know that a) it's sports, not heart surgery; b) all teams, let alone struggling ones, should always be on the lookout for new ways to connect with fans; ...

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