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Old Sun Jan 09, 2005, 12:21pm
Mark T. DeNucci, Sr. Mark T. DeNucci, Sr. is offline
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I repeat there is no such animal as an "offensive" foul in NFHS, NCAA, and FIBA basketball. If one is going to do his job correctly, one must use the correct terminology. When one uses the correct terminology, he cannot be accused of not knowing what he is discussing. When a professional (and officiating is a profession) uses correct terminology it is very difficult for a coach to turn his words against him.

When a professional does not use correct terminology it makes him look like he doesn't know his subject matter. One can find far too many threads in this forum where officials confuse flagrant technical fouls with flagrant personal fouls as one example or confusing a live ball as the same as whene the game clock is running.

Remember we are the professionals on the court when it comes to the rules and mechancis, not the coaches and we have to project that image all of the time, and our use of correct terminology helps in the aspect of our job.

MTD, Sr.
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