Steve Kerr Wants One Rule Changed In The NBA, And A Whole Lot Of Fans Agree With Him

Steve Kerr Wants 'Take' Foul Rule Changed In The NBA To Match FIBA

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  • Steve Kerr would like to see one rule in the NBA changed to match FIBA.
  • It appears, based on the reactions, that many fans would agree with him.
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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is one among many who are tired of seeing transition-killing “take” fouls slow down the action in today’s NBA.

In fact, Kerr is so sick of seeing it that he is lobbying the NBA to make a rule change.

Kerr said on Wednesday that he would like to see the NBA make these “take” fouls a technical, just like they are in FIBA games.

“It’s terrible. It’s terrible for the game. It’s terrible for the fans,” said Kerr.

The NBA already has a “clear path” foul in the rules which is defined as “a personal foul against any offensive player during his team’s transition scoring opportunity in the following circumstances: the ball is ahead of the tip of the circle in the backcourt; no defender is ahead of the offensive player with the transition scoring opportunity; the player with the transition scoring opportunity is in control of the ball (or a pass has been thrown to him); and if the foul deprives his team of an opportunity to score.”

However, in FIBA, if a player commits a transition-killing “take” foul, they are penalized the same as a “clear path” foul – the team that was fouled is granted two free throws and possession of the ball, or the equivalent of a Flagrant 1 foul in the NBA.

Numerous folks on social media agreed with Kerr’s complaint and his suggestion for the league.

Some NBA fans don’t think even that change in the rules is enough though.

That… would actually be fun to see. Maybe the NBA can also add a ego-shaming penalty box for the player to sit in similar to what the NHL uses.