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NBA 2K22 MyNBA beginner's guide: Overview, training, staff, more

The experience of actually running an NBA franchise has never gotten this level of realism before as we will experience a complete immersion in the upcoming NBA 2K22.
NBA 2K22 MyNBA beginner's guide: Overview, training, staff, more

We are just a couple of days shy of the official release of the next edition of the beloved 2K basketball franchise and the community is eager to take the game for a spin.

This year the wait has been completely different because we did not get a demo version to hone our skill as the game will debut a completely refreshed gameplay that makes both offence and defence a brand new ordeal.

One of the most expected features will be creating a new franchise adventure it seems that NBA 2K22 threw the house out of the window with the MyNBA game mode.

NBA 2K22 brings a revamped franchise mode with MyNBA game mode

NBA 2K22 MyNBA Pre-built teams
New Pre-built teams are added to the creative lineup in order to maintain a fresh ambience every time you create a new franchise. (Picture: 2K Sports)

One of the main characteristics that 2K vowes to maintain throughout the whole game experience is fresh to avoid falling into monotony when the hours of grinding accumulate.

This is particularly clear whenever we play a game mode like franchise mode as the variables are very limited just like they are for an NBA franchise as they will have a repeatable process for a full 82-game season.

One small way to avoid boringness is to create your own franchise as 2K has also thought of that and added three pre-built custom teams that will ease the experience as they all come with complete logos, uniforms and arenas.

Prepping for your next opponent will now be as crucial as ever

As part of that modernistic ambience that NBA 2K22 tries to create we will now enjoy more playable features than ever that resemble exactly how an NBA General Manager will plan and execute each week.

A modifiable coaching staff, prepping the upcoming game and devising each opponent will now be part of your roles as your try to take your franchise all the way to lif the Larry O’Brien trophy.

The Prep Hub will allow you to know exactly which strategy to earn a win every game

NBA 2K22 Prep Hub
This quick-scan layout will tell you everything you need to know in order to make the necessary adjustments. (Picture: 2K Sports)

You will get a daily one-shot summary that summarizes everything you need to know to give you the best opportunity to adjust for the next game.

You will be able to see how well your team is adapted to your coaching system with the Team Proficiency rating, as well as the team fitness and fatigue that will allow you to distribute training and playing time as you see fit.

Another thing that you will be able to check on this tab is the scouting report of your next opponent that will offer you knowledge of their tendencies, strengths and weaknesses giving you an edge in preparing each game´s strategy to try and get that win.

You can now personalized team training as well an individual workout for your players

NBA 2K22 MyNBA Individual Training
You can plan the training plan for your whole squad or pick a player you want to work on a specific skill. (Picture: 2K Sports)

As we already mentioned earlier, part of the new game planning will be to administrate the workload whether is about team training or you want to reach perfection at a certain player’s skill.

You will have to make sure to find a balance allocating your team’s training schedule as it will have a direct impact on the team´s fatigue and game fitness resulting in slower, more sluggish movements.

If you want to work with a specific member of your squad you can also choose to sharpen a particular attribute of his skillset and make sure that his growth is aligned with your vision. You can also view a certain player´s fatigue, injury risk and load management.

Build your own work staff that will accompany you toward lifting the championship trophy

NBA 2K22 MyNBA Staff Overview
The suits in your franchise’s building gather more importance than in previous years as you get more control than ever. (Picture: 2K Sports)

Although, the main structure of this section was kept in order to maintain a level of intuition while navigating the system now you will have a newfound control over the staff you will be working with throughout the season.

The first thing you will notice is that there is more depth than ever on the position and roles available on the team as you will now have four main departments, each with its own boss and other employees:

  • Front Office (Governor, GM, Assistant GM, CFO)
  • Coaching (Head Coach, Shot Doctor, Bigman Coach, Post Defense Coach, Perimeter Defense Coach, Guard Guru, Wing Whisperer)
  • Scouting (Head Scout, 4 Domestic Scouts, 2 Foreign Scouts)
  • Sports Medicine (Team Doctor, Strength Trainer, Stamina Trainer, Sports Psych, Sports Science, Physio, Sleep Doctor)
NBA 2K22 MyNBA Staff
Hire and fire whichever coaches you need to build the championship team of your dreams. (Picture: 2K Sports)

From the 17 staff positions available only the Front Office department requires every spot to be filled at all times while the other can become vacant as you will also take into account the team’s staff budget.

Although it sounds like you will spend more time doing administrative work than actually playing basketball but you will also receive a department evaluation that will help you understand your team´s strengths and weaknesses to assess a possible change.

Whether this is going to be your main game mode or you will waver with other modes like MyTeam, where we already gave you a full tour, we are sure that you will have a great game experience.

Hopefully, we will see you back in a couple of days, as the official release of NBA 2K22 certainly will bring new and awesome content for us to share with you.


In the meantime. make sure to give a look at our dedicated section as we will bring you everything you need to know about every NBA 2K release, news, MyTeam tips and more.