Notice NBA to implement coach's challenge system on one-year trial basis in 2019-20 season

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  1. BigGameDamian

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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cb...-starting-with-2019-20-season-per-report/amp/

    There are major changes coming to the NBA's replay review system next season. The league announced that they will implement a Coach's Challenge system one a one-year trial basis in the 2019-20 season.

    The NBA Board of Governors today unanimously approved two changes to instant replay rules. The first change is the introduction of a Coach's Challenge to trigger instant replay review of a limited set of matters. A version of the Coach's Challenge that has been in effect in the NBA G League for the last two seasons and is being used at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 will be adopted in the NBA on a one-year trial basis during the 2019-20 season.

    The second change enables the NBA Replay Center (in addition to the on-court referees) to trigger instant replay in certain circumstances. The process, which was successfully tested at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 and is being used again at this year's event, will be implemented for the 2019-20 NBA season
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    According to a report from Shams Charania, the system will not use physical flags such as they use in the NFL, but rather the challenge would be initiated via a signal from the coach.

    Additional reporting from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN indicates that coaches will be allowed to challenge a variety of calls, including foul calls, which is perhaps the most interesting aspect of this plan. Whereas out-of-bounds and basket interference calls are objective, many foul calls are quite subjective.

    This is the first time in NBA history that coaches will have the ability to challenge calls. The plan has undergone testing during Summer League in Las Vegas and last season in the G League.

    Last month, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported on further details of the plan ahead of its implementation during Summer League. Coaches will get one challenge per game, and will lose it regardless of whether or not they are successful. In addition, Lowe noted that the crew chief will have final say in challenges involving foul calls, while all other decisions will be made by the replay center. Via ESPN:

    Coaches will get only one challenge per game, whether it is successful or unsuccessful, according to the memo. They can use it to challenge only called fouls, goaltending, basket interference and plays when the ball is knocked out of bounds, the memo says. The NBA has tested this version of the challenge system in the G League over the past two seasons.

    Coaches must have a timeout remaining to use a challenge. The team must call a timeout immediately after the event it would like to challenge, and the coach must "twirl his/her index finger toward the referees" to signal for the challenge, the memo states. If the challenge is successful, the team retains the timeout it used to stop play. If the challenge is unsuccessful, it loses that timeout.

    The crew chief among the referees will determine the outcome of challenges involving called fouls. The NBA Replay Center will decide all other challenges. Any technical flagrant fouls that occur during or "immediately after" the call being challenged will stand regardless of the outcome of the challenge, the memo says.


    It will be fascinating to see how this new plan works, especially in the early stages as coaches get used to their new tool. With how fast basketball is played, coaches will at times only have a few seconds to decide whether or not they want to challenge a play, and may not have replays at their fingertips to influence their decision like coaches in other sports have.

    Plus, with only one challenge at their disposal, will they try and save it for a crucial moment late in the game, or use it early on a call they know they can overturn? And then there's the timing issue on the league side. How long will these replay reviews -- in particular foul calls where it's a more subjective matter -- take? How much will they interrupt the natural flow of the game?

    There will probably be some growing pains with this new process, and it will be interesting to see how it all unfolds next season.
     
  2. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    I for one think it's time.
     
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    I love it. Everyone makes mistakes, and it's on the coaches to save it for when it matters.
     
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    This should only be used during the last minute of the game
     
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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    Can't review non calls so it won't help Dame lol
     
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    It should be 2 flags for the final 3 minutes.
     
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    The way they are implementing this is terrible honestly. I understand that you can only challenge once because it would use too much time, but that's because they make you use a god damn time out to do it.

    What they should really do is stop having the crew on the court pull the fucking TV and watch all the angle every time. Like what's even the point of the replay center if they have do that anyway.

    Just let the ref in the replay center who can see the replays as soon as the play is whistled make the decision alone so it can be quick. Saves a ton of time and doesn't disrupt the game as much
     
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    You get the timeout back if you win the challenge though.
     
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    I think the last 2 minutes of a game although it would be really effective to use whenever someone like Nurk got an obvious bad 6th foul call with an and 1 in the 4th for example...challenging something that kept an important impact player in the game when it is close would be invaluable as well as erasing a 3 pt possession
     
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    I vote for, use it til you lose it. Maybe they'll get refs in that can call the games correctly, if the games start taking 6 hours to complete... Problem solved. Lol
     
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    Still no good if the Ref is swallowing their whistle so they can collect on their Vegas bet after the game. . .
     
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    Unless I'm reading it totally wrong, it doesn't take away the bias of foul calls if "The crew chief of the referees" can determine the outcome. Why doesnt that go back to Saucaucs too? That smells like the loophole in all of this.
     
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    Idk about this. Imo Adam silver loves too much change. Next their going to reduce the season. Then add pointless in season tournaments. Honestly it’s just too much.
     
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    While the NBA is all but unwatchable, the one thing most people love about it is it's fluidity. I hope this doesn't interfere with that
     
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    Dumbest SHIT ever....

    :shitstorm:
     
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    The challenges will ONLY happen in the last 3-4 mins of the game. Therefore, stopping momentum and challenging shit that the coach thinks he can see better than the ref on the floor...

    This is gonna be some dumb shit...
     
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    As if I needed more reason to watch replays over live games
     
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    Sounds like Ike it can be used anytime in the 4th quarter.
     

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