Adaptation # 2
|In addition to the numbers allowed by National Federation rule, the numbers 01, 02, 03, 04, and 05 are legal. The numbers 0 and 00 are considered as the even number alternative to 1 and 01. A team shall not use 0 and 00 etc in the same game. Beginning in 2012-13, the NF rule will be followed making these numbers illegal)
|Adaptation # 3
COACHES SHALL REMAIN SEATED ON THE BENCH AT ALL TIMES DURING THE GAME WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS:
- During a time-out, coaches may leave the bench to confer with players at or near the bench.
- In case of an injury, coaches may leave the bench to aid an injured player, provided they are beckoned onto the court by an official.
- During an intermission, coaches may leave the bench to attend to their squads.
- Requesting a prevention or rectification of a correctable error (Rule 2-10) as specified under Rule 5-8-4.
- Stand up to show approval for an exciting play in the game, when a basket is scored or an outstanding play takes place by a member of their team, and then must immediately return to the bench.
- The coach may stand up to call a time-out when his team has the ball, whether the clock is running or not and signal to call time-out.
- Stand up to congratulate a player being substituted for.
- The coach may confer with personnel at the scorer’s table regarding a timing error, scoring error, or alternating-possession error. If an error is not prevented or corrected, the team shall be charged with a time-out.
- The coach will be allowed to stand and confer with a player(s) whenever the clock is NOT running. Communication with the player(s) only shall be done in a positive manner and shall take place directly in front of where the coach was seated. When the clock starts following a throw-in or last missed free throw, the coach shall immediately return to his/her seat. The officials will not delay a throw-in administration to permit a coach additional dead clock time to visit with player(s). This will allow coaches additional opportunities to stand up and instruct players while the clock is NOT running during the game.
- Disqualified player---Upon the head coach’s notification of the disqualified player, the coach may stand to congratulate the disqualified player and may walk the confines of his/her bench to select a replacement for the disqualified player. The rule states that a disqualified player must be replaced within 20 seconds from the time the coach was notified. Any unsporting acts by the coaches are subject to being assessed a technical foul.