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Old Thu May 15, 2003, 09:29am
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There are many different ways to deal with this situation and a lot depends on the personality of the official. My approach might be to speak to the offending coach, in a quiet, almost private way, and warn him that he is certainly permitted to coach his players but that no where in the rule book is he allowed to apprach or speak to opposing players. Opposing players could easily be intimidated by the other teams coach. If it happened again...WHACK...the other team is now shooting two FTs and then getting possession at the division line.

The official could also invoke rule 2, section 3 which gives the referee the authoruty to rule on any situation which arises which is not specifically covered by the rules.
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