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Forum: Basketball Sat May 09, 2009, 06:38pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By Oz Referee
Hahaha, I remember reading a quote from a NBA...

Hahaha, I remember reading a quote from a NBA coach (think it might have been Pat Riley) that if the numbers added up to over 100 it was an inexperienced crew. Based on that I wonder if it is a...
Forum: Basketball Sat May 09, 2009, 05:59pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By Oz Referee
Question numbers?

hey all, a mate asked me a refereeing question I couldn't answer <gasp>,
What do the numbers on the back of NBA refs mean?

Cheers
Forum: Basketball Fri Apr 03, 2009, 07:46pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,558
Posted By Oz Referee
I didn't realize that women didn't have the...

I didn't realize that women didn't have the backcourt count. I also don't see why having a 30 second shot clock prohibits a back court count. In FIBA everyone has an 8 second count. In competitions...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 25, 2009, 09:03am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,581
Posted By Oz Referee
Thumbs up Mark (snr and jnr) I hope you both realize how...

Mark (snr and jnr) I hope you both realize how lucky you are. Basketball was a huge part of my father's life and being able to referee together really brought us a lot closer. Enjoy every game...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 25, 2009, 02:57am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,581
Posted By Oz Referee
Fond memories

I sure do. August 1986, just after my 12th birthday. Did a 2 hour referees course with my Dad. He and I did our first game together that week, an Under 19s boys game. One player gave me a bit of a...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 19, 2009, 04:38pm
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Oz Referee
Why not find other things to referee? Some...

Why not find other things to referee? Some suggestions include:

- people wandering around the local mall. Call violations for walking too slow etc

- people in grocery stores, violations could...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 19, 2009, 05:52am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By Oz Referee
I knew I was mis-interpreting it. I read it as...

I knew I was mis-interpreting it. I read it as making the ball touch the playing court, as opposed to the player touching the ball whilst standing on the playing court......IDIOT! :p

Thanks for...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 19, 2009, 05:10am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By Oz Referee
Ok, after re-reading the 2008 FIBA rulebook, it...

Ok, after re-reading the 2008 FIBA rulebook, it looks like I am wrong on this one :o This was something that I was definitely taught (many years ago).

So in given this - what about the 3-point...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 19, 2009, 04:59am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By Oz Referee
BillyMac this is a great list (I remember your...

BillyMac this is a great list (I remember your post here asking for suggestions). Unfortunately there are way too many differences in your examples compared to FIBA rules. As well, my brochure is...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 19, 2009, 04:41am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By Oz Referee
In FIBA the lines are considered to be of zero...

In FIBA the lines are considered to be of zero width. Therefore an inbounding player commits a violation if they touch the line. Likewise a player on the court goes OOB if they touch the line.
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 18, 2009, 08:38pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By Oz Referee
Part 3

Fouls

Generally speaking basketball is considered a non-contact sport. However the rules state that “contact that results in an advantage or disadvantage is illegal”.
Players are restricted to 5...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 18, 2009, 08:38pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By Oz Referee
Part 2

Violations

There are many violations in basketball. All result in the opposition team being awarded the ball from the nearest out of bounds point.
Some basic violations and the referee’s signals...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 18, 2009, 08:37pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By Oz Referee
Part 1

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Introduction

Basketball is played with teams of up to 10 players. Each team may have 5 players on the court at any one time. While...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 18, 2009, 08:36pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By Oz Referee
Basic Basketball rules for Teachers

Heya all, been a while.

I am in the process of organising a VERY basic introduction to basketball and its rules for high school teachers. Basketball in schools in Australia is very different to...
Forum: Basketball Thu Jan 15, 2009, 07:42pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,763
Posted By Oz Referee
And this was an option under FIBA rules until...

And this was an option under FIBA rules until 1988 - when in the penalty situation (which was one-and-one) you had the option to shoot the free throws or take the ball a the halfway line. It just...
Forum: Basketball Thu Jan 15, 2009, 07:39pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,763
Posted By Oz Referee
Thumbs up Have a look at my previous post - this is what...

Have a look at my previous post - this is what FIBA does :D
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 14, 2009, 07:08am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,763
Posted By Oz Referee
FWIW - FIBA did this in around 1988, as a player...

FWIW - FIBA did this in around 1988, as a player I was VERY happy, I often missed the front end of a 1-and-1 :)
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 14, 2009, 05:15am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,763
Posted By Oz Referee
There has been a push in recent years by FIBA to...

There has been a push in recent years by FIBA to get referees to call fouls in these circumstances as "unsportsmanlike" personal fouls, which results in 2 free throws and the ball back. As a result,...
Forum: Basketball Sat Jan 10, 2009, 04:27pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,411
Posted By Oz Referee
Yeah it's funny, most people think that netball a...

Yeah it's funny, most people think that netball a a derivative of basketball, but it was actually invented first. It is becomi g increasingly popular as a mixed sport in Australia, it is a great...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 09, 2009, 10:51pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,411
Posted By Oz Referee
Netball?

This sounds like Netball, but it has seven players and dribbling is not allowed. It is the most popular womens sport in Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, United Kingdom and South Africa. The USA has a...
Forum: Basketball Mon Dec 29, 2008, 05:47am
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Oz Referee
Question Posession arrow?

The possession arrow is a relatively new addition to FIBA (aka metric) rules. I have been told that the main reason it was introduced was due to the inability of referees to throw a ball up...
Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 24, 2008, 05:23am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,942
Posted By Oz Referee
Several spring to mind: 1. Quite a few years...

Several spring to mind:

1. Quite a few years ago, referring a senior girls game (20 year olds). My partner calls a foul, walks to the bench to report it. Signals a "push" to his side and plants...
Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 24, 2008, 12:14am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,899
Posted By Oz Referee
Exclamation Except of course for the rest of the world that...

Except of course for the rest of the world that plays according to FIBA rules!
Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 24, 2008, 12:13am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,899
Posted By Oz Referee
FIBA - 1) no violation 2) basket...

FIBA -

1) no violation

2) basket counts (and Larry Bird did it in at least one game I remember against the Lakers c.1980)
Forum: Basketball Tue Dec 23, 2008, 01:43am
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By Oz Referee
Question "handshake"...WTF??

Ok, since I am in Australia, please forgive my ignorance (and my metric spelling). Having read a few posts here, there are several references to the "handshake" process/incident/procedure etc
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