NBA Approves Expanded Use of Replay
The NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved three additional uses of instant replay review for the upcoming 2012-13 season, the league announced today.
Instant replay may now be used:
· To review Flagrant 1 calls. Officials will now call a foul “Flagrant” on the floor and then use instant replay to make a determination as to the whether the foul is a Flagrant 1, Flagrant 2, or a common foul (if they decide after viewing replay that the foul was not Flagrant).
· To determine whether a defender was inside or outside the “restricted area” for purposes of block/charge calls during the last two minutes of regulation play or at any point during overtime.
· To determine the accuracy of goaltending calls made in the last two minutes of regulation play or at any point during overtime.
Each of these rules was recommended by the NBA’s newly structured Competition Committee at its meeting on June 18.
The NBA first instituted instant replay prior to the 2002-03 season to review last second shots and fouls at the end of each period. With today’s votes, the league will now use instant replay to review 14 different types of events.