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Old Tue Jul 31, 2001, 04:26pm
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Re: Fair enough

Originally posted by Oz Referee
The point that things can get a bit heated at the end of the game is fair enough. However, what happens if the scorebench makes an error, and the referees have left the confines of the court (ie ending their involvemet in the game)?
Nothing. Game over, take a shower & go home.
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Old Wed Aug 01, 2001, 07:02am
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Happened last year.

Checked with the book 3 times in the 4th q to make sure score was right, they gave me a thumbs up, and we left. Came in after the game to let us know it was tied.

At that point, too bad, score stands.
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Old Wed Aug 01, 2001, 08:57am
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Originally posted by Brian Watson
As far as signals, ours are the same, but lets look at facts do you think the fans know what the diff between a fist and an open hand are? Most coaches are sketchy at best. Maybe FIBA fans are used to the end of game whistle, but there are times here where it is best to let it go and not blow anything. [/B]
I absolutely agree with Brian on this.... In my experience, many of the coaches (lat alone the fans) do not have an understanding of the Rules and/or Proper Mechanics of Officials...
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Old Wed Aug 01, 2001, 11:44am
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Originally posted by Brian Watson
Guess I missed the rule that says our whistle ends the game....
I have always been taught not to blow the whistle to signal the end of any quarter, including the fourth. There are two reasons for this.

First, because of the airborne shooter rule and other similar rules, the horn (and therefore your whistle blown at the horn) really does not indicate the end of the quarter.

Second, if you blow your whistle, coaches expect a call.

After the horn, if I am trail, I just stand facing the scorer and give the "wipe out" signal.
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