Fisrt of all, Serious VAR coming to NBA next year: Coach’s challenge on foul calls, out of bounds, goal tending, basket interference; as well as more situations to be re-checked by the replay center. Let’s hope the game doesn’t slow down too much!
NBA team owners approved two changes to instant replay rules on Tuesday that will allow a coach’s challenge and other video reviews triggered by the NBA Replay Center.
In all cases, “clear and conclusive visual evidence” will be required to declare a call incorrect and overturn a referee’s decision.
The coach’s challenge is available in a limited set of situations, provided a team has at least one timeout remaining. The replay center reviews were first tested at last year’s summer league.
“These initiatives further strengthen our officiating program and help referees make the right call,” NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell said.