2019-20 NBA Officiating Last Two Minute Reports

Below is the league’s assessment of officiated events that occurred in the last two minutes of games that were at or within three points during any point in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter (and overtime, where applicable).…Read More

Pool Reporter – Dallas at Atlanta – February 22, 2020

POOL REPORT ON THE GOALTEND REVIEW, AND JOHN COLLINS BASKET ALLOWED WITH 8.4 SECONDS REMAINING: INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY AMY JINKNER-LLOYD (ASSOCIATED PRESS) WITH CREW CHIEF RODNEY MOTT FOLLOWING TONIGHT’S DALLAS MAVERICKS AT ATLANTA HAWKS GAME QUESTION: What was the original call on the floor at 8.…Read More

Lakers vs. Clippers Game Rescheduled

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2020 – The National Basketball Association today announced the Jan. 28 game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the LA Clippers, which was postponed, has been rescheduled for Thu., April 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET at Staples Center.  The game will be televised by TNT.…Read More

Update: 2019-20 Points of Education

Please see below for videos regarding the 2019-20 Points of Education (narrated by SVP, Head of Referee Development & Training Monty McCutchen). Part 1 provides examples and guidance regarding Illegal Contact Initiated by Offensive Players and Traveling, while Part 2 provides examples and guidan…Read More

Clippers’ Paul George Fined

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2020 – LA Clippers forward Paul George has been fined $35,000 for public criticism of the officiating, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.…Read More

2019-20 NBA Coach’s Challenge Reviews

The Coach’s Challenge, which has been implemented on a one-year trial basis for the 2019-20 NBA season, allows a head coach to trigger one instant replay review per game of a (1) called foul, (2) called out-of-bounds violation or (3) called goaltending or basket interference violation.…Read More

Pool Reporter – Miami at Portland – February 9, 2020

POOL REPORT ON THE COACHES CHALLENGE AT THE 0.9 MARK IN THE THIRD QUARTER: INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY KEVIN PELTON (ESPN.com) WITH CREW CHIEF ED MALLOY FOLLOWING TONIGHT’S MIAMI HEAT AT PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS GAME   February 9, 2020   QUESTION: Why was Terry Stotts’ challenge of the sh…Read More

POOL REPORTER – PORTLAND AT UTAH – FEBRUARY 7, 2020

POOL REPORT ON THE POTENTIAL GOALTEND AT THE END OF THE TRAIL BLAZERS AT JAZZ GAME:  INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY JAMIE HUDSON (NBC Sports Northwest) WITH CREW CHIEF JOSH TIVEN FOLLOWING TONIGHT’S PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS AT UTAH JAZZ GAME February 7, 2020   QUESTION: Was Lillard’s shot reviewable…Read More

Orlando’s Steve Clifford Fined

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2020 – Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford has been fined $25,000 for verbally abusing game officials, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.…Read More

Traveling 101: The Eurostep

SVP, Head of Referee Development & Training Monty McCutchen is joined by NBATV’s Isiah Thomas and Dennis Scott to discuss how the Eurostep move is officiated in context with the traveling rule.