A7 reports to the official scorer to enter the game wearing a jersey with the No. 7, which is the number listed in the scorebook. A7
(a) enters the game and participates;
(b) changes into a legal jersey and enters the game later; or
(c) goes back to the bench and never enters the game.
(a), a direct technical foul is charged to the Team A head coach for the illegal uniform. Team B is awarded two free throws and a division-line throw-in, and the Team A head coach loses his/her coaching-box privileges. In
(b), a number must be changed in the scorebook. Therefore, Team A is assessed a team technical foul when the change occurs, but the coach does not lose his/her coaching-box privileges. In
(c), no penalty is assessed when the player never enters the game and the scorebook is unaltered.