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Life & NYB – Relationships

It is the championship game. You have the ball and a 1 point lead with 24 seconds left, no time outs, both teams are in the bonus. One of your teammates needs 3 points to win the scoring title. What do you do?

There are some options below. Think about them carefully. Your decisions will be based on your Relationship to the team, the coach and the players. You may want to skip to the bottom and read the definition of relationship before you answer!

  • You pass the ball to your teammate who needs three points.
    • TRUST
  • You keep the ball away from your teammate that needs three points.
    • No TRUST
  • You keep control of the ball and do not take a shot until time runs out.
    • DECISION
  • You wait until there is 8 seconds and you pass the ball to the teammate that needs three points.
    • CHOICE

The Good of the Individual versus the Good of the Team.

What is more important? Always?

YOUR GOOD versus His/Her Good

Consider work – Consider relationships

Happiness and Selfishness

Can the two things coexist?

RELATIONSHIP: the way in which two or more people or things are connected: Connection,  association,  link

TRUST: firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something: Confidence, belief, faith

LOYALTY: a strong feeling of support or allegiance: Duty, dedication, commitment

SELFISH: lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure: Inconsiderate, thoughtless, uncaring

Life & NYB – Relationships is part of a discussion series designed to make better people and players. Click the link for the handout and the accompanying Fast Five from the Foul Line Drill.

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Game Management

barack_obama_basketballI had the opportunity to work with a sophomore referee recently. He did a great job but was almost sent to the dark side before the game by a coach that wanted an edge. We knew both teams were undefeated and evenly matched so we diligently watched the layup lines before the game. The coach from Team A comes over and says politely, “I haven’t had you two before, but for some reason, the referees assigned to this tournament don’t listen to me.” My partner responded. Coach A says, “I am the Tournament Commissioner”. My partner responded. Coach A gives a bad example about whether referees should stop a game to allow a player to tie his/her shoe. My partner is about to respond when I say, “It may be timing. A referee may not be able to immediately answer your question during a game but we will do the best we can today” and I walk away.

Rejoined by my partner, I can see animosity building and I say, “Let it go. The coach is just trying to get an edge by insuring an ear”. I then work the tightest first half I can. At halftime, my partner and I critique the first half. I say to my partner, “The best way to manage a coach that feels they aren’t being listened to is to give them nothing to complain about”. I cite a play from the first half and how we handled it. The second half, we are close to and clear on every call. Whistles, mechanics, rotations and game administration are sharp. In the end, it was a two-point game. Neither coach appreciated the hard work my partner and I put into the game but neither coach complained about a single call we made. Game Management.

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5 In 5 Daily 10-28-16

  1. A1 is attempting a three point try and is poked in the stomach by B1. The official calls an intentional foul on B1. Is the official correct?
  2. A1 is attempting a three point try and is fouled by B1. The try is successful. The official calls an intentional foul on B1. The official(s) administers one free throw and gives the ball to team A for a throw in. Is the official correct?
  3. The official(s) lines up both teams for 2 free throws for an intentional foul. Is the official correct?
  4. A1 takes a three point try and is fouled by B1. The try is successful. The officials calls an intentional foul on the play. A1 is given two free throws with no one in the foul lane. Team A is given the ball for a throw-in nearest the spot of the foul. Is the official correct?
  5. A1 has the ball for a throw-in when B1 reaches across the line and fouls A1. The official calls a technical foul. A2 takes two free throws and the ball is given to team A for the throw-in at half court opposite the table. Is the official correct?
  1. ref-cbarryYES 4-19-3-c
  2. NO 10-6-11 penalty 4
  3. NO 10-6-11 penalty 4, 8-1-3
  4. YES 7-5-4-b
  5. NO 4-19-3-e, 9-2-10 penalty 4,  8-2,

William Modeste, NYSUBOA Interpreter
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5 In 5 Daily 10-17-16

  1. The score is Team A 80 and Team B 79 when the horn sounds to end the 4th quarter. Prior to the referee’s approval of the final score, the coach of Team A uses inappropriate language and directs and obscene gesture towards the officials. A technical foul is charged and the result of the free throws will determine the winner or whether overtime is required. Is the referee correct?
  2. Team A substitute No. 13 enters and plays the second quarter. At halftime, the official scorekeeper notices No. 13 is not in the score book and informs the officials. The 3rd quarter will start with a technical foul and possession to Team B. Is the referee correct?
  3. A1 is fouled by B1 just after the ball leaves the referee’s hand(s) on the jump to start overtime. Both teams are in the bonus. Possession is set towards the opponents basket when the ball is placed at the disposal of the free thrower. Is the referee correct?
  4. A pass, a tap or a try for field goal by A1 comes down several feet in front of the basket. The ball strikes the floor without touching any player and bounces into the basket. Two points are counted for A1. Is the referee correct?
  5. A technical foul by B1 occurs during the dead ball before the second quarter. The referee starts the second quarter by administering the free throws. The free throws are followed by a throw-in opposite the table at the division line.  The alternate possession arrow is reversed. Is the referee correct?
  1. basketball-refereeYES 5-6-2 x 4; 10-4-1c
  2. NO 3-2-2b; 10-1-2b
  3. YES 4-3-3b, 6-4-1
  4. YES 4-41-2, 4, 5
  5. NO 6-4-5; 8-5-2

NOTE: Are you keeping track of your score and average?

William Modeste, NYSUBOA Interpreter
Jim Paull, IAABO Board 42 Interpreter

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5 In 5 Daily 9-18-16

  1. While the ball is in the air on a jump ball to start the first overtime period, B2 commits an intentional personal foul on A2. The official has the scorer set the possession arrow when A2 receives the ball for the first free throw. Is the official correct?
  2. While A1 is in the act of shooting and before releasing the ball, a double personal foul is charged. A1 continues the motion and scores. The official cancels the try and awards the ball back to team A. Is the official correct?
  3. A1 is awarded a one and one. During the second free throw and before the free throw ends, B2 commits a common foul. While the official is reporting the foul, the scorer notifies the official that team A was not in the bonus. The official cancels both the free throws and the foul on B2. Is the official correct?
  4. Prior to A1 releasing the ball on a free throw, A2 fouls B2, then A3 steps into the lane. The bonus is in effect. The official ignores A3’s violation and rules a team control foul. Is the official correct?
  5. A1 is dribbling when the ball momentarily gets away from him/her. During the interrupted dribble, A1 commits a common foul on B1. Team B is in the bonus. The official awards B1 a one and one. Is the official correct?
  1. No   4-3-3b
  2. Yes  4-36-1, 6-7-7, 4-11
  3. Yes  2-10-4
  4. Yes  4-12-2a, 4-19-7, 6-7-5
  5. No   4-12-1 & 2a, 4-19-7, 10-6-Penalties 1b

NOTE: Basketball referee’s make officiating look easy. But consider the reality. Basketball referees make split second decisions with 2 coaches to 20,000 people watching their every move. Even when they aren’t blowing the whistle, they are deciding whether a score is a 2 or 3, whether someone is closely guard or whether actions or language are appropriate. Free throw administration can be especially thorny. The best referees are really good with free throw administration connected to fouls, common, technical and administrative, bonus throws, player/team control, possession/alternate possession rules and correctable errors.

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