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Old Sun Feb 19, 2017, 01:44pm
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Hanging Backboard Padding

In the case that the backboard padding on the side/lower corner of backboard is hanging slightly off of the glass, is this padding in bounds or out of bounds? (I know the proper answer is the padding should be fixed, but I can find a rule or case play addressing if it isn't). Thanks.


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Old Sun Feb 19, 2017, 01:50pm
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Is it fixed to the bottom, or to the back?
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Old Sun Feb 19, 2017, 01:53pm
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Is it fixed to the bottom, or to the back?


It's the L-piece that wraps from the side to the bottom.


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Old Sun Feb 19, 2017, 01:57pm
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Then it's not attached to the back. I'd call it legal.
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Nfhs ...

The front, top, sides, and bottom of the backboard are all in play. The ball cannot legally pass over a rectangular backboard from either direction. The back of a backboard is out of bounds, as well as the supporting structures.
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The front, top, sides, and bottom of the backboard are all in play. The ball cannot legally pass over a rectangular backboard from either direction. The back of a backboard is out of bounds, as well as the supporting structures.


I also read that. Is padding hanging off the glass still part of the side of the backboard? Just asking for some interpretation help here.


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I also read that. Is padding hanging off the glass still part of the side of the backboard? Just asking for some interpretation help here.
In my opinion, yes.
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Old Sun Feb 19, 2017, 05:29pm
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In my opinion, no: the padding is no longer mounted on the bottom and sides of the backboard, under Rule 1-9-1.

But, absent some authoritative ruling, case or interpretation, make sure you clarify with both coaches beforehand how you will call it.
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Old Sun Feb 19, 2017, 05:50pm
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How Many Union Custodians Does It Take To Replace Backboard Padding ???

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In my opinion, no: the padding is no longer mounted on the bottom and sides of the backboard ...
So if a thrown ball, a pass, a shot, a blocked shot, deflection, etc., hits the loose padding on the bottom, side, or top, of the backboard, the ball is out of bounds?

Citation please.

Or will one suspend the game until the padding is replaced, or fixed, maybe by next Thursday?
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Old Sun Feb 19, 2017, 07:03pm
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Billy, you know there is nothing specifically addressing this issue in the rule book or casebook. Give a citation for ruling it in-bounds.

To me, "hanging from" is not "mounted on." How would you read 1-9-1? Is this so crystal clear to you?
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Billy, you know there is nothing specifically addressing this issue in the rule book or casebook. Give a citation for ruling it in-bounds.
To me, "hanging from" is not "mounted on." How would you read 1-9-1? Is this so crystal clear to you?
Again, are you going to rule it out of bounds, or suspend the game until it gets fixed, or replaced.

For me, if it's not out of bounds, it's inbounds.
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Old Sun Feb 19, 2017, 07:49pm
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Billy, you know there is nothing specifically addressing this issue in the rule book or casebook. Give a citation for ruling it in-bounds.

To me, "hanging from" is not "mounted on." How would you read 1-9-1? Is this so crystal clear to you?
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Old Sun Feb 19, 2017, 08:04pm
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If the R rules it in-bounds, I'm ok with that. If I'm the R, it's out of bounds. Rule 2-3. But if a partner has a serious objection, I'm not going to insist. I've had games where coaches and partners have agreed that wires high above the baskets are in-bounds.

"Suspend the game"? Why set up a straw man?
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Old Sun Feb 19, 2017, 08:19pm
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I can't believe that this is a discussion. The process is very clear. The R does a pregame inspection. Everything which passes is legal. What doesn't needs to get fixed before starting the game. If something breaks during play, halt the game and fix it.

Ruling something to be OOB which isn't is not the proper solution.
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Old Sun Feb 19, 2017, 11:18pm
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If the padding is on the side, and the ball hits the padding that's on the side……

LRZ, go ahead and call that OOB a few times, then send us video of the inevitably tense explanations you'll be making to coaches. I'll buy popcorn.


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