The Pool Report interview was conducted by Lauren Williams (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) with Crew Chief Ben Taylor following tonight’s 76ers at Hawks game.
November 17, 2023
QUESTION: Why was De’Andre Hunter assessed a common foul on Joel Embiid with 10:27 in the 3rd quarter?
TAYLOR: On that play De’Andre’s on the floor and laying on the floor is not a legal guarding position. So, now if he ends up tripping a player, such as he did with Joel Embiid, it would be a defensive foul.
QUESTION: What was the basis for the first technical on Hunter?
TAYLOR: It was for continued profanity directed toward a game official.
QUESTION: What was the basis for the second technical foul?
TAYLOR: The basis for the second one was after being asked and told to stop the continued profanity he didn’t and continued and was given a second technical foul and was immediately ejected.