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Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 20, 2006, 04:55am
Replies: 107
Views: 4,791
Posted By firedoc
Triple T

A few years ago I was doing a JV game. The home team coach whined about every call and every no-call. In the third quarter I got tired of it and gave the coach the stop-sign and sais that I had...
Forum: Basketball Mon Feb 20, 2006, 02:04am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By firedoc
I agree that you should do it right. But be...

I agree that you should do it right. But be aware that the NFHS enlarged that rectangular box and moved it a little further from the table a few years ago. It doesn't change your mechanics but it...
Forum: Basketball Mon Feb 20, 2006, 01:59am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,148
Posted By firedoc
We have used a shot clock on Long Island, NY for...

We have used a shot clock on Long Island, NY for a number of years at the HS level. I think that it is a good thing since it helps prepare the kids for the college game. It s a 35-second clock. ...
Forum: Basketball Sat Jan 07, 2006, 08:47am
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By firedoc
Wink That is a beaut! Who shot the free throws?

That is a beaut! Who shot the free throws?
Forum: Basketball Sat Jan 07, 2006, 08:44am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By firedoc
It would have been administered as 6 shots and...

It would have been administered as 6 shots and possession for a throw-in at midcourt, but, it turned out that there was no assistant coach. I made note of the score, time remaining, etc. and the...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 06, 2006, 11:12am
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By firedoc
I think that you are correct that there are some...

I think that you are correct that there are some similarities and discrepancies between the two. In my opinion, the substitute is bench personnel until he is beckoned into the game. If that is...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 06, 2006, 11:07am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By firedoc
I had a similar episode a few years ago. I T'd...

I had a similar episode a few years ago. I T'd the coach in a boys JV game. As I moved towards the table he said, loudly, "you suck". Of course I issued an immediate second T. As I was again...
Forum: Basketball Sun Apr 17, 2005, 03:18pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,039
Posted By firedoc
In Nassau County (NY) we have been using a...

In Nassau County (NY) we have been using a shot-clock (35 second) in boy's high school games. Overall, I don't think that it has made much of a difference in the game. It seems that the shot clock...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 21, 2005, 03:02am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,549
Posted By firedoc
If game management doesn't handle the situation...

If game management doesn't handle the situation by either speaking with the offender or remove him from the gym, the official's response should be "this game is over until that fan is removed from...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 21, 2005, 02:59am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,711
Posted By firedoc
No one ever said that coaches/players/fans are...

No one ever said that coaches/players/fans are smart. Plus, most of them have never seen a rule book, let alone read one.
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 18, 2005, 08:23pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,966
Posted By firedoc
Its ok to ignore what happens in the stands, but...

Its ok to ignore what happens in the stands, but the parent approaching you changes the whole complexion of the encounter. You were correct to notify game management, but I would have been satisfied...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 18, 2005, 08:18pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By firedoc
All edges of the rectangular board are in bounds....

All edges of the rectangular board are in bounds. The back and all supports are out of bounds.
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 18, 2005, 08:17pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,997
Posted By firedoc
In Nassau County (Long Island, NY) we started to...

In Nassau County (Long Island, NY) we started to wear a small flag on the back of the shirt below the collar after 9/11. Personally, I think that it looks stupid there and should have been worn on...
Forum: Basketball Sat Jan 15, 2005, 05:36pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,585
Posted By firedoc
In NFHS rules there is no such thing as...

In NFHS rules there is no such thing as over-ruling your partner. All officials are equal. In this situation, if you feel that your partner has made an error, you should approach him quietly and...
Forum: Basketball Mon Dec 06, 2004, 10:25am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By firedoc
In my county (Nassau, NY) I don't believe that we...

In my county (Nassau, NY) I don't believe that we have a blanket policy against tatoos. However, Fed rules say that any OBJECTIONABLE tatoo must be covered. The problem, of course, is what...
Forum: Basketball Mon May 24, 2004, 01:05pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By firedoc
Correct. A pass or shot may occur after the...

Correct. A pass or shot may occur after the pivot foot leaves the ground as long as it is released prior to that foot returning to the floor. However, a dibble must start with the ball leaving the...
Forum: Basketball Tue May 11, 2004, 02:07pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By firedoc
Here is an example of the ultimate in losing...

Here is an example of the ultimate in losing focus. A few years ago during a JV game I was the lead during a 1 and 1 foul situation. I lost focus and thought we were shooting 2. The first shot...
Forum: Basketball Thu Apr 29, 2004, 01:07pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By firedoc
Most such cases involve a previously undiagnosed...

Most such cases involve a previously undiagnosed cardiac condition with no other warning symptoms. Occasionally there are minor symptoms which are not brought to a physician's attention because they...
Forum: Basketball Fri Apr 02, 2004, 02:31pm
Replies: 50
Views: 2,440
Posted By firedoc
I say all of these things to myself during a...

I say all of these things to myself during a game. Of course, I don't say then all during each game. It is crucial to talk to yourself in order to keep your mind attuned to the possibilities which...
Forum: Basketball Mon Mar 29, 2004, 03:33am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By firedoc
Why would you want to "keep the coach in the...

Why would you want to "keep the coach in the game?" If he deserved the Ts then he should get the Ts. I really do believe that officials do not give out Ts...Ts are earned by the recipients. ...
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 28, 2004, 11:18pm
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By firedoc
You are correct that this is a T. It is a T...

You are correct that this is a T. It is a T before a dunk, after a dunk and during a dunk. Because things aren't called, doesn't mean that there is no call to be made. Hooray for the official!
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 25, 2004, 07:49pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,682
Posted By firedoc
In my younger days I played pick-up basketball...

In my younger days I played pick-up basketball but never played in any organized leagues. I don't think that having played helped me in officiating, but it certainly gave me the incentive to get...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 23, 2004, 12:02am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By firedoc
Any call that is correct and deserves to be...

Any call that is correct and deserves to be called in the first minute of play also should be called in the last minute of the game. The call is right so make it!
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 18, 2004, 12:09pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By firedoc
Also, in this situation, the player who earned...

Also, in this situation, the player who earned the two technicals is automatically ejected from the game. This has little significance since the game was almost over (time wise) but it could...
Forum: Basketball Sun Feb 15, 2004, 01:57pm
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By firedoc
Of course, there is no such thing as a square...

Of course, there is no such thing as a square backboard...only a rectangular one (or fan shaped).
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