Hopefully this will allow them to gather some data and see what the effects are. Although it should really be in more than the exhibition games. mostly those are not much more than scrimmages and often have the feel of All-Star games, in which the shot clock is of little value. But still, it's a start.
Pitino must be salivating over this. If they can fix the "10-second backcourt violation avoidance via timeout" problem, I think they'll have got it right with the timing issues. I do wish they would add the option to move the ball to the front court on a timeout. I also think they need to move to the NBA three-pt line.