This is a good example, when the initial decision of the officials, on the playing court, can be corrected after to use the Instant Replay System.
On this play, with 0:45 to play in the 4th period, the ball goes out-of-bounds. The ball is awarded to Team Green for a throw-in, The Officials become uncertain of the player who has caused the ball to go out-of-bounds. The Instant Replay System (IRS) is used to identify the player who caused the ball to go out-of-bounds. After the Crew-chief use the IRS, the ball is awarded to Team White.
FIBA Rules 2017 – Art. 46 Crew chief: Duties and Powers
The crew chief is authorized to approve before the game and use, if available, an Instant Replay System (IRS) to decide, before he signs the scoresheet, when the game clock shows 2:00 minutes or less in the fourth period and in each extra period, to identify the player who has caused the ball to go out-of-bounds.
• If the call and the decision of the officials is subject to the IRS review, that initial decision must be shown by the officials on the playing court.
• Following the IRS review, the initial decision of the official(s) can be corrected only if the IRS review provides the officials with clear and conclusive visual evidence for the correction.
• After the IRS review has ended, the final decision shall be clearly reported by the crew chief in the front of the scorer’s table and if necessary, communicated to the coaches of both teams.
Official Basketball Rules Interpretations – February 2018
Art. 46 Crew chief: Duties and powers
46-11 Example: With 5:53 to play in the 1st period, the ball rolls on the playing court next to the sideline when both A1 and B1 try to get the control of the ball. The ball goes out-of-bounds and the ball is awarded to team A for the throw-in. The officials become uncertain of the player who caused the ball to go out-of-bounds.
Interpretation: The officials cannot use the IRS review at this time. To identify the player who caused the ball to go out-of-bounds the IRS review can only be used when the game clock shows 2:00 minutes or less in the 4th period and in each extra period.
Analyze the Process to Make Decisions on this play.
Rotation – Lead and Center Officials
• Lead Official dictates the rotation according to the position of the ball.
• Rotate early / often.
• Be quick but don’t hurry.
• No need to rush (sharp walking) and keep refereeing during the entire rotation.
• When Lead Official starts rotation, Center Official needs to stay in his position to cover the play until the Lead Official has arrived in his/her new position on ball side and is ready to referee the play.