Thread: 5 Second count?
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Old Thu May 17, 2001, 12:37pm
Brian Watson Brian Watson is offline
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Originally posted by devdog69
I definitely disagree with the idea that tossing the ball to the ref is an automatic violation. This happens quite often at that age level, I have found. When they have the ball out of bounds after a made basket, they can dance the jig for five seconds, I could care less what they do as long as the ball is still out of bounds. I usually just swat the ball back toward them without catching it or if it is close to them and they have just dropped it towards me, I will just let it go and give them a raised eyebrow look that lets them know it is theirs to get. I have not had one single murmur out of a coach or fan about handling this common situation like this.
I'm not sure if we are saying to call him on throwing at the official, I get the impression there was a 5 second violation but the official did not have the whistle in his mouth becuase he got nailed.
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