RAIN or Shine coach Yeng Guiao is batting for a more prudent implementation of the rule on video reviews in the final two minutes of games, saying these sometimes cause "unnecessary delays" and undue advantage to teams without timeouts.
League rules call for a video review of out-of-bounds situations inside a game's final two minutes where referees are in doubt on which team should gain possession.
However, Guiao said there are times when referees still go to the video review even if there are no questions in terms of possession, causing unnecessary delays and consequently giving undue advantage to teams with no timeouts.
“Minsan kasi within the last two minutes, kahit naman super obvious na yung play, eh nagkakaroon pa ng unnecessary delays (dahil) sa pagtingin uli sa TV monitor,” Guiao told Spin.ph.
The outspoken Rain or Shine mentor said replay should only be done when there’s no clear call on which team should get ball possession.
“You only replay a sequence na di ka sigurado sa ball possession. Eh paano kung wala nang timeout yung kabila? Then the delay? Sana ma-consider yun ganung factor,” he added.
Guiao called for the change during last week’s meeting of the competition committee which was also attended by Barangay Ginebra San Miguel mentor Alfrancis Chua and his Air21 counterpart Franz Pumaren.
Also present during the meeting were PBA commissioner Chito Salud, as well as PBA operations director Rickie Santos, media bureau head Willie Marcial and supervisor of officials Ramil Cruz.
The multi-titled PBA mentor said the meeting also tackled some proposed new guidelines in dealing with flagrant fouls and its original definition, double lane violations, delay of games, and review of shots beating the 24-second shot clock.
The proposed guidelines will be discussed during the PBA board meeting set late this month.