Pool Report on the Kicked Ball Violation called on Aaron Nesmith in the Fourth Quarter of tonight’s Pacers at Knicks Game

The Pool Report interview was conducted by Fred Katz (The Athletic) with Crew Chief Zach Zarba following tonight’s Pacers at Knicks game.     


QUESTION:  Upon review, was the kicked ball call against Aaron Nesmith deemed to be correct?

ZARBA:  On the floor we felt that would be a kicked ball violation. Post game review did show that it hit the defender’s hand, which would be legal.


QUESTION:  Could the Pacers have been allowed to challenge the kick ball call?

ZARBA:   A kicked ball violation is not reviewable and not subject to the coach’s challenge.  The three things that teams can challenge are fouls, goaltends and out of bounds.