2014 FIBA Interpretations and Rule changes
FIBA has adopted some rule changes for the start of the 2014 season. It is unclear at this time which leagues SABO services will adopt these changes. At this time the ACAC will implement the new rules. Stay tunes for updates on other leagues in Saskatchewan.
There is a ls a link below to a document presented at the FIBA world championship about 3 person mechanics. In regards to Mechanics slides 31-34 are very important. There are no “curtains” anymore in regards to coverage. As high level officials you must be comfortable in moving from Primary coverage to Secondary coverage and when to do so. The crew must get the call right but we still do not want to see 3 whistles on a foul call if possible (slide 33). This is a critical talking point for your pre-game.
**NEW FIBA 2010 Rule Interpretation**
One of the new rules implemented last October concerns the throw-in spot. In the last two minutes of the 4th quarter or any overtime, if a team is entitled to a backcourt throw-in and that team takes a time-out, when play resumes, the throw-in will go to the throw-in line in the team's frontcourt. Another modification brought in this year pertains to the shot clock reset procedure. When a team that had control of the ball is awarded a throw-in in the frontcourt, if a reset is appropriate under circumstances described in Article 29 and the shot clock shows 14 seconds or more, the time left will remain; if the shot clock displays 13 seconds or less, the shot clock will be reset to 14 seconds.
Then, there was a question about what would happen if there was an unsportsmanlike, technical or disqualifying foul in the last two minutes of the 4th quarter or overtime. What if the team entitled to a throw-in at mid-court, following the free throws, took a time-out. The answer originally given by FIBA was that a throw-in at mid-court was considered the same as a backcourt throw-in. Therefore, the throw-in would go to the throw-in line in the frontcourt with the reset procedure described above being in effect.
FIBA reconsidered this interpretation in January and decided to adopt what can be considered a more logical position at which some of our provincial interpreters had hinted right off the bat. So here it is. Regardless of the time of the game or the fact that a time-out is taken or not, the throw-in following the free throws for a technical, unsportsmanlike or disqualifying foul, will take place at mid-court as stipulated in the respective articles dealing with those infractions (36, 37, and 38). In addition, as stated in Article 50.2.1, the shot clock, following the free throws, will be reset to 24 seconds. Please note that this new interpretation takes effect immediately.
FIBA 2010 Rule Book Changes
(power point presentation below, You may also download the video's by right clicking the link and selecting "save target as" and saving it to your computer )
*CHANGE* - 2.4.6 Throw-in lines (For Sask purposes this shall be judged as one step above the 3 point line)
The two (2) lines of 0.15 m in length shall be marked outside the playing court at the
sideline opposite the scorer’s table, with the outer edge of the lines 8.325 m from the
inner edge of the nearest endline.
4.4.2 Players shall not wear equipment (objects) that may cause injury to other players.
The following are permitted:
Added ▬ Undergarments that extend below the shorts of the same dominant colour as the shorts.
Added ▬ Compression sleeves of the same dominant colour as the shirts.
Added ▬ Compression stockings of the same dominant colour as the shorts. If for the upper leg it must end above the knee; if for the lower leg it must end below the knee.
Added ▬ Non-coloured transparent mouth guard.
Added ▬ Non-coloured transparent taping of arms, shoulders, legs, etc.
Added - 4.4.3 During the game a player may not display any commercial, promotional or charitable name, mark, logo or other identification including, but not limited to, on his body, in his hair or otherwise.
*CHANGE* 9.1 The first period begins when the ball leaves the hand(s) of the referee on the jump ball.
*CHANGE*10.2 The ball becomes live when:
- During the jump ball, the ball leaves the hand(s) of the referee on the toss.
Note on 9.1 and 10.2 changes: 49.2 Timer: Starting the game clock when: During a jump ball, the ball is legally tapped by a jumper (No Change).
*CHANGE*16.2.5 The game clock must indicate 0:00.3 (three tenths of a second) or more for a player to gain control of the ball on a throw-in or on a rebound after the last or only free throw in order to attempt a shot for a field goal. If the game clock indicates 0:00.2 or 0:00.1 the only type of a valid field goal made is by tapping or directly dunking the ball.
*CHANGE* 17.2.4 During the last two (2) minutes of the fourth period and during the last two (2) minutes of each extra period, following a time-out taken by the team that is entitled to possession of the ball from its backcourt the throw-in shall be administered at the throw-in line opposite the scorer’s table in the team’s frontcourt (For Sask purposes one step above last year’s 3 point line).
Art. 28 Eight seconds
*CHANGE* Starts on a throw-in when the ball touches or is legally touched by any player in the backcourt and the team of that player taking the throw-in remains in control of the ball in its backcourt.
28.1.2 The team has caused the ball to go into its frontcourt whenever:
*CHANGE* The ball touches or is legally touched by an offensive player who has both feet in contact with his frontcourt,
Art. 29 Twenty-four seconds
*CHANGE On a throw-in, the ball touches or is legally touched by any player on the
playing court and the team of that player taking the throw-in remains in control
of the ball,that team must attempt a shot for a field goal within twenty-four (24) seconds.
29.2.1 If the game is stopped by an official:
*CHANGE* - For a foul or violation (not for the ball having gone out-of-bounds) by the team not in control of the ball,
- For any valid reason by the team not in control of the ball,
- For any valid reason not connected with either team,
Possession of the ball shall be awarded to the same team that previously had
control of the ball.
If the throw-in is administered in the backcourt, the twenty-four (24) second clock
shall be reset to twenty-four (24) seconds.
If the throw-in is administered in the frontcourt, the twenty-four (24) second clock
shall be reset as follows:
*CHANGE* - If fourteen (14) seconds or more is displayed on the twenty-four (24) second clock at the time when the game was stopped, the twenty-four (24) second
clock shall not be reset, but shall continue from the time it was stopped.
- If thirteen (13) seconds or less is displayed on the twenty-four (24) second clock at the time when the game was stopped, the twenty-four (24) second clock shall be reset to fourteen (14) seconds.
Art. 30 Ball returned to the backcourt
30.1.1 The ball goes into a team's backcourt when:
*CHANGE* - It touches or is legally touched by an offensive player who has part of his body in contact with the backcourt.
ART. 36 UNSPORTSMANLIKE FOUL
*CHANGE* During the last two (2) minutes of the fourth period and during the last two (2) minutes of each extra period (ONLY), the ball is out-of-bounds for a throw-in and still in the hands of the official or already at the disposal of the player taking the throw-in. If at this moment a defensive player on the playing court causes contact with a player of the offensive team on the playing court and a foul is called, it is an unsportsmanlike foul.
Art. 50 Twenty-four (24) second operator: Duties
50.1 Started or restarted when:
A team gains control of a live ball on the playing court.
*CHANGE* On a throw-in, the ball touches or is legally touched by any player on the