- 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.
Steve Kerr lobbies for the NBA to adopt the FIBA rule of making the transition-stopping take foul a technical. Kerr: “It’s terrible. It’s terrible for the game. It’s terrible for the fans.” He adds that he knows the NBA is “very serious” about addressing it.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 5, 2022
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.
If NBA could adopt one FIBA rule, Steve Kerr said he'd want them to eliminate the take foul from the game. In FIBA, it's a technical. "I know the league is looking at it," he said.
Big co-sign. Take fouls ruin some of the most exciting plays in the game and reward mistakes.
— Danny Emerman (@DannyEmerman) January 5, 2022
The most obvious rule that needs change - do it tonight— Rob M. (@Rmm800) January 5, 2022
Has to happen. Long overdue.— Bob Sakamano (@sakamano_bob) January 5, 2022
100% agree. The way it is handled today is a joke.— Family First (@d_sauve32) January 5, 2022
Where do I sign? Can I vote multiple times for this?— Beloved Thought Leader (@xiane1) January 5, 2022
My general principle is that rule infringement should NEVER benefit the infringer under normal circumstances. Take fouls almost always do reward rule infringement.
I concur with Kerr. I conKerr.— Adam Levin-Epstein (@Levinep34) January 5, 2022
Some NBA fans don’t think even that change in the rules is enough though.
Technical isn't enough.— Joe Thoma (@joe_thoma_iv) January 6, 2022
Just make it like goal tending but worth 3.
Punishment. 1 free throw worth three points. Teams would let the dunker go and give up just the two points— SuperNintendoChalmers (@Joeguzman22) January 5, 2022
Even better - personal foul to player, delay of game bench tech to coach, 2 shots plus possession. Make it stupidly punitive.— john jerke (@JJerke) January 5, 2022
I’d also like to see the NBA adopt soccer’s advantage rule. If a foul kills an advantage, just don’t blow the whistle at all, let the break continue / the team score, then assess the foul after the fact.— Jake Montero (@jakemmontero) January 5, 2022
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.