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.