2021-2022 NBA Game Thread!

Humphrey

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That's got to be a pretty hefty fine for doing that.

Reminded me of Mike Tomlin sticking his ass out during a kick return a few years ago.
 

HomeRunBaker

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I've never seen a coach touch the ball intentionally before. Mind boggling that the refs didnt see it. What should have happened if the refs did see it? I would assume technical foul and then maybe the coach ejected?
How isn’t this allowed to go to replay? Isn’t the purpose of having replay to get the call right? Mind numbing ly stupid. Fix this Silver!!

As an aside……how long is Vanterpool suspended?
 

DeJesus Built My Hotrod

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I've watched the replay a few times and the Nets coach touching the ball appears inadvertent. He seems to be gesturing as the pass sails by and accidentally deflects it. I mean its possible that trying to deflect passes from the sideline is a thing around the league but I've never seen it.

The point about reviewing it stands though. That cannot happen without some form of recourse and the league should address it.
 

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I've watched the replay a few times and the Nets coach touching the ball appears inadvertent. He seems to be gesturing as the pass sails by and accidentally deflects it. I mean its possible that trying to deflect passes from the sideline is a thing around the league but I've never seen it.

The point about reviewing it stands though. That cannot happen without some form of recourse and the league should address it.
Nobody is saying it’s a thing and none of us have seen anything like this since that Jets Coach tripped a gunner on the sideline. What do you feel is inadvertent about Vanterpool staring directly at Dinwiddie releasing the ball and extending his arm in front of Kuzma with the play in front of him? His eyes literally never left the ball.
 

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That's got to be a pretty hefty fine for doing that.

Reminded me of Mike Tomlin sticking his ass out during a kick return a few years ago.
Tomlin was the coach trying to avoid the play unless I’m thinking of a different one. It was a Jets Coach who stuck out his leg on the kick return.
 

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Cant tell if it's intentional or he's doing that obnoxious move where the coach gets right behind the player and claps/shouts to distract him.
Either way, league needs to fine/suspend him.

Also, in the league either now or in the offseason needs to make a point of emphasis on coach/floor interactions. We see a ton of plays where coaches are 3-4 steps on the floor during play an not called, you have assistants trying to crowd 3pt shooters in the corner,

Easily solution is...
1. Point of emphasis, coaches on the floor during play is an auto-tech, and the refs will enforce it.
2. If a coach makes contact with a live ball, or a shooter on the floor it's flagrant 2 on the bench, 2 shots and the ball.