FIBA has recently announced some changes to mechanics. The below document outlines the changes. Included in the changes are:
- 3-person Timeout Positioning (see below for additional clarification on 2-person Timeout Positioning;
- Double whistles on fouls;
- Switch on front court fouls;
- Last free throw position.
The officials positioning during the timeouts:
Referees have three standard positions during the timeouts (always on the opposite side). They can select any of the three positions they feel are the most appropriate (Note: leave the ball on the court where the game will be resumed).
UPDATED: For 2-person, we will position ourselves the same as 3-person.
If you have any questions about any of the new mechanics, or anything else related to rules or mechanics, please reach out to MABO Provincial Interpreter, Martha Bradbury.