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

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  1. wizenheimer

    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    people are missing something here:

    it will give us all one more reason to trash a coach for fucking up. We need a new one and this rule fills a need
     
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    I think this will hardly ever be used... I hope so too.
     
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    Coaches in the NHL can challenge, but if they’re wrong the team gets assessed a delay of game penalty. I once saw a coach stop play during a game claiming a few players on the other team had sticks with too much curve. They stopped the game, made a big production and tested the players’ sticks in question. The fucking coach was right. All three players got penalties for using illegal equipment. People were saying somebody snuck into the opposing teams locker room before the game. How else would that fucker be able to see that during play, let alone have the balls to challenge it... AND be right? Scandalous.
     
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    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Its essentially a timeout, but instead of just a timeout where the refs stand at half court, they go review a play to make sure its 100% correct. I like it.
     
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    I think this is a great change, but not sure I agree with how the rule is implemented. It’s not bad but a good idea that the nfl has had forever and in that sport used to great affect.

    I can recall so many plays near the end of the game in which a single bad call affects the outcome of a game. This change gives some tool to help at least challenge those egregious calls.
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    No it's not. It's stupid. Coaches can't see what referees do and this is simply going to be another way for coaches to have conflict with the officials. It's not going to go over well. So you think the coach is gonna cordially say:

    "Excuse me Mr referee, I'd like to challenge that call."

    Hell no.

    They're gonna go all "Doc Rivers" crazy and it will not be a good interaction.

    If one coach asks me for a challenge he or she might get a T.
     
  7. PtldPlatypus

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    Seems like the protocol for requesting a challenge (call a timeout and use the twirling finger signal) is established and simple. Any coach who varies from said protocol would probably be deserving of a T.

    "What's the problem--I twirled my finger, didn't I? Just because you didn't like which finger I twirled isn't my problem!!"
     
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    You think all Doc is gonna do is twirl his finger?

    So, there's this beachfront property I have in Nevada....
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    One thing I never entertain is a coach calling a timeout JUST to talk to me.

    Coach you just wasted your timeout...
     
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    NFL coaches win challenges with worse angles than the refs on the field have.
    Refs aren't immune from making mistakes just because they have a better angle.
     
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    @dviss1
    And other guys with ref experience one of the things that Ive always thought would be good especially at higher levels is another ref on the court the game moves so fast, one of the worst things is a ref who has to “guess” if there was contact or not. Would that be a bad idea?
     
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    You mean 4 instead of 3? Might be a good idea if they can stay out of each other’s way.
     
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    Yeah 4 instead of 3.
     
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    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Is it stupid in football?
     

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