Video FA1828 – Play Discussion – Game Control

Event: FIBA Basketball World Cup – Spain 2014
Game: Serbia 90 vs. 72 Greece
Date: 7 September 2014
The FIBA Official Basketball Rules 2012 were applied in this game.

On this play, White-8 commits an Unsportsmanlike Foul against Blue-5.
After that, during the Dead Ball, the Official calls Technical Fouls against Blue-5 and White-8.
• The Technical Foul against Blue-5 was his 5th personal foul.
The game is resumed with Two (2) free throws for BLUE-5’s substitute and possession of the ball for team Blue.

Consider this:

FIBA Official Basketball Rules 2017 – Art. 36 – Technical Foul

36.3.3. A player shall be disqualified for the remainder of the game when he is charged with 2 technical fouls, or 2 unsportsmanlike fouls, or with 1 unsportsmanlike foul and 1 technical foul.

FIBA Official Basketball Rules 2017 – Scoresheet 

Consider this:

Applying the FIBA Official Basketball Rules 2017, in this play situation (video FA1827), all fouls shall be recorded as follows:
•  A personal foul shall be indicated by entering a ‘P’.
•  A technical foul against a player shall be indicated by entering a ‘T’.
•  An unsportsmanlike foul against a player shall be indicated by entering an ‘U’.
•  Any foul involving a free throw(s) shall be indicated by adding the corresponding number of free throws (1, 2 or 3) beside the ‘P’, ‘T’, ‘C’, ‘B’, ‘U’ or ‘D’.
•  A technical foul against a player with an earlier unsportsmanlike foul or an unsportsmanlike foul against a player with an earlier technical foul shall also be indicated by entering an ‘U’ or ‘T’ followed by a ‘GD’ in the next following space.
•  All fouls against both teams involving penalties of the same severity and canceled according to Art. 42 shall be indicated by adding a small ‘c’ beside the ‘P’, ‘T’, ‘C’, ‘B’, ‘U’ or ‘D’.

FIBA Rules 2017 – Art. 42 Special Situations

42.1. Definition
In the same stopped-clock period which follows an infraction, special situations may
arise when additional foul(s) are committed.
42.2. Procedure
42.2.1. All fouls shall be charged and all penalties identified.
42.2.2. The order in which all infractions occurred shall be determined.
42.2.3. All equal penalties against the teams and all double foul penalties shall be canceled
in the order in which they were called. Once the penalties have been recorded and canceled they are considered as never having occurred.
42.2.4. The right to possession of the ball as part of the last penalty shall cancel any prior rights to possession of the ball.

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL RULES INTERPRETATIONS – February 2018

36-28 Statement. A player shall be disqualified when he is charged with 1 technical and 1 unsportsmanlike foul.

36-29 Example: A1 has committed a technical foul during the 1st half for delaying the game. An unsportsmanlike foul is called against him during the 2nd half for a hard foul against B1.
Interpretation: A1 shall be automatically disqualified and shall go to and remain in the team’s dressing room for the duration of the game or, if he so chooses, he shall leave the building.
The unsportsmanlike foul is only to be penalized and no additional penalty for the disqualification shall be administered. The scorer must notify an official immediately when a player has committed 1 technical foul and 1 unsportsmanlike foul and should be disqualified.

36-30 Example: A1 has committed an unsportsmanlike foul during the 1st half for stopping with an unnecessary contact the progress of the offensive team in transition. A technical foul is called against him during the 2nd half for faking being fouled.

Interpretation: A1 shall be automatically disqualified and shall go to and remain in the team’s dressing room for the duration of the game or, if he so chooses, he shall leave the building.
The technical foul is the only foul to be penalized and no additional penalty for the disqualification shall be administered. The scorer must notify an official immediately when a player has committed 1 unsportsmanlike foul and 1 technical foul and should automatically be disqualified.

 

Considering the FIBA Official Rules 2017 and the play situation in this video, White-8 must be automatically disqualified and shall go to and remain in the team’s dressing room for the duration of the game or, if he so chooses, he shall leave the building.

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