On-Court Altercation

Since the 2007-08 season, and modified prior to the 2018-19 season, referees have reviewed all On-Court Altercations, which for replay purposes means any situation where:

  • Players and/or coaches engage in a fight or physical encounter with each other, referees or fans.

This is an automatic trigger and referees are required to conduct the review regardless of score or time remaining.

Reviewable Matters:

  1. The identity of all players and/or coaches involved in the altercation and the action immediately prior to and immediately following
  2. Determine appropriate penalty to each player and/or coach

Final Ruling: On-Court Referees