It is this rule change with which I have the most 'beef.' now I might not fully understand it, but the cases in which refs go to the monitor are severely limited under the current rule. Now tell me if I'm misunderstanding the proposed change: but now officials will not go to the monitor unless a coach requests it: the point being to shorten the end game scramble when the refs check every play on the monitor. Now I have a problem with this as we are moving away from getting a play right. A coach may be pretty sure they should have more time on the clock or that a shot should have been a 2, but only have 1 timeout and don't want to risk it. So now the coach has to make a choice....effectively you're gambling the outcome of the game...which is just stupid....now if the rule proposal says that refs can still go to the monitors whenever they want to and the challenges are for 'other' things...like out of bounds plays, fouls...etc....then I don't really care....but I think this is a terrible rule and hope it doesn't pass
Coaches will now have an NFL style "challenge" system to request that officials go to the monitor if they aren't already going to do so on their own. If there is no change to the play, a timeout (or technical foul if no timeouts remain) will be charged. There is no limit to the number of requests.
thus eliminating 'timeout's over' from the crazies' reperatory.Teams who are late returning to the court after timeouts will receive only a single warning about it. On subsequent occurrences, The officials will resume play without waiting.
Its about time for the 10 second half court rule! honestly...theres no reason for the women's game to be stuck in the dark ages....i would like all the rules to be the same eventually, but understand the need for a shorter shot clock...I never had any trouble with the two lines on the floor...i've watched a lot of both mens and women's basketball and sort of ignored the other line...guess it makes it easier for schools and refs and players, so can't argueOn the omen's side, the thee point line will merge with the men's line, ending the ugly and confusing practice of painting two different lines so close to each other. The women will also adopt the charge circle and change the names of intentional and flagrant fouls.
They will also experiment in exhibitions with a 10 second half-court count similar to the men's rule.