The Official Forum  

Go Back   The Official Forum > Basketball

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:09pm
Back from the DL
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,539
Get Back in the Box, Then Whack

In today's Phoenix/Minnesota WNBA playoff game, here's a sequence of events I found curious:

*Minnesota coach is out of the coaching box, complaining and giving the wave-off gesture.
*Official, with the stop sign up, tells the coach to get back in the box.
*Coach gets back in box, both feet firmly inside in the lines, facing the official.
*Whack.

If someone wants to find the video, it's at the 5:38 mark of the second quarter, caught perfectly on replay.
__________________
Confidence is a vehicle, not a destination.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:31pm
Adam's Avatar
Keeper of the HAMMER
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: MST
Posts: 27,191
Sounds like someone was asserting control.
__________________
Sprinkles are for winners.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Mon Sep 01, 2014, 01:34am
Show up, keep up, shut up
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,494
Coach was being a dick about getting back in the box. I don't think the official was planning on whacking her if she get back in respectfully. I'm probably wrong though, being out of the box is pretty much an auto-whack in the NBA, and I assume the WNBA as well.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Thu Sep 04, 2014, 12:23am
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,674
The coach did a very emphatic one-two step back into the box, stomping her feet with her hands outstretched in a WTF gesture.

A much deserved T.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Thu Sep 04, 2014, 06:16am
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: West Orange, NJ
Posts: 2,583
I'll post later but it was a case of "it's not what the coach did but how she did it." Minnesota's coach was trying to show up the official. She played the game and she lost.
__________________
"Everyone has a purpose in life, even if it's only to serve as a bad example."
"If Opportunity knocks and he's not home, Opportunity waits..."
"Don't you have to be stupid somewhere else?" "Not until 4."
"The NCAA created this mess, so let them live with it." (JRutledge)
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Thu Sep 04, 2014, 10:20am
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: West Orange, NJ
Posts: 2,583
video added

Here it is...one more thing to consider is the context. Taurasi had received a T about 1:00 of playing time earlier for complaining about a (correct) non-call. There's a chance the crew's "nonsense" meter was in the red by this time.


__________________
"Everyone has a purpose in life, even if it's only to serve as a bad example."
"If Opportunity knocks and he's not home, Opportunity waits..."
"Don't you have to be stupid somewhere else?" "Not until 4."
"The NCAA created this mess, so let them live with it." (JRutledge)
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Thu Sep 04, 2014, 10:41am
Archaic Power Monger
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 5,984
Wiggity-WHACK!

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Enjoy your Lipton's, coach.
__________________
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Thu Sep 04, 2014, 10:46am
Courageous When Prudent
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
Posts: 13,316
A 'T' for being an a$$-hat...good
__________________
A-hole formerly known as BNR
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Thu Sep 04, 2014, 11:25am
Adam's Avatar
Keeper of the HAMMER
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: MST
Posts: 27,191
"What are you going to do, give me another T?"
"Whack"
"Wait, what?"
__________________
Sprinkles are for winners.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old Thu Sep 04, 2014, 01:13pm
Often wrong never n doubt
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 737
I enjoyed the mouth open deer in the headlights look. She got what she asked for.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old Thu Sep 04, 2014, 01:18pm
Rich's Avatar
Get away from me, Steve.
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 15,627
I've seen too many officials walk away from that T. Good on her.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old Thu Sep 04, 2014, 01:33pm
Certified Non-Fanboy
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: In the state where the Christmas trees grow
Posts: 159
Strong work right there.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old Thu Sep 04, 2014, 01:42pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich View Post
I've seen too many officials walk away from that T. Good on her.
As have I...glad this official knew what was happening right away and penalized the coach for showing up the official.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whack at end of 4th Qtr The_Rookie Basketball 21 Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:32am
Whack him! Rita C Basketball 14 Sun Nov 26, 2006 07:37pm
Whack early, whack often rainmaker Basketball 17 Wed Oct 19, 2005 07:22am
To Whack, or not to Whack Adam Basketball 11 Sat Feb 05, 2005 08:17pm
Whack! ...Thanks! mick Basketball 3 Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:52am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:44pm.



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0 RC1