Silver confident that NBA’s wrong policy will change

SAN FRANCISCO ( Associated Press) — NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that he expects to be punished severely next season with his repeatedly infamous “transition take foul.”

Silver expects the rules of play – where a defender deliberately commits a foul to prevent a transition opportunity for the opposition – are going to change this summer. This is something the NBA and its competition committee have been studying for several seasons.

Momentum has been headed for a turnaround for several months, one that is now likely to come through at league meetings in July.

“I believe we will see a change,” Silver said in an interview Friday with the Associated Press. “I wouldn’t say I’m overconfident that this will be the last change, even though it’s a rule we’ve been using in the G League for the last four years.”

The following fouls have been committed in the G League since 2018: When a defender takes a foul, which is not a play on the ball but a clear path does not extend to the level of the foul, the foul is committed. The team retained possession and received a free throw before the start of the game. A clear path foul results in two shots and a ball.

Under FIBA ​​rules governing international basketball, the penalty for a transition take foul is two shots plus the ball.

“I think there’s a need to end take fouls as soon as humanly possible,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said earlier in the playoffs. “I coached at FIBA ​​over the past few summers and FIBA ​​has a rule that basically completely eliminated it. It’s so punishing when you get called out for it that the coaches all teach their teams, don’t do it. That’s what we need to do as a league. … you just have to get rid of it, make the game better, open up the game and hopefully that’s what happens this summer.”

The G League and Summer League are the traditional testing laboratories for the NBA before rule changes or policies are amended. Among those who started at those levels and eventually progressed to the NBA—the challenge of coaches, as well as resetting the 24-second shot clock to 14 seconds in aggressive rebound situations.

Silver believes Tech Foul is about to add to that list.

Silver said after the dedication to assist the new NBA Cares Live, Learn or Play Center, “I always tell people, including potential changes to take fouls, if there was something that was obvious it was too long ago.” would have gone.” Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco. “Everything we do has pros and cons. This is a change that I am very much in favor of, and with all the research we have seen, it is something that even our fans really want.”

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