Transcript: NBA Referee Tom Washington Comments to Pool Reporter after Rockets – Jazz Game

Transcript: NBA Referee Tom Washington Comments to Pool Reporter after Rockets – Jazz Game

 

December 6, 2018

Pool Reporter Transcript

Crew Chief Tom Washington

 

Postgame – Houston at Utah December 6, 2018

 

NBA Crew Chief Tom Washington met with pool reporter Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News after the game between the Rockets and the Jazz tonight. Here is a transcript of that interview.

 

Q: Why was Rudy Gobert called for a foul at the game’s opening tip?

Washington: During the jump ball, Rudy Gobert grabs the arm of (Clint) Capela, which is illegal contact so it was a loose ball foul.

 

Q: Why was Rudy Gobert issued a one-technical ejection

Washington: He was issued a technical foul because as he was coming off the floor he forcefully swung at items on the scorer’s table and those three items came out to the floor a considerable amount. It was just too demonstrative and we had to take action on that.