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RULE - 10 SECTION 6
HEAD COACH’S RULE

ART. 1 . . . The head coach must remain seated on the team bench, except:

a. By state association adoption, the head coach may stand within the designated coaching box described in 1-13-2. The first technical foul charged directly or indirectly to the head coach results in loss of coaching-box privileges and the head coach must remain seated for the remainder of the game, except as stated below in 10-6-1b, c, d and e.

b. The head coach may stand within the coaching box to request a time-out or signal his/her players to request a time-out.

c. The head coach may stand and/or leave the coaching box to confer with personnel at the scorer’s table to request a time-out as in 5-8-4.

d. The head coach may stand within the coaching box to replace or remove a disqualified/injured player or player directed to leave the game.

e. The head coach may stand as in 10-5-4c and 10-5-4d.

NOTE: The head coach may enter the court in the situation where a fight may break out – or has broken out – to prevent the situation from escalating.

ART. 2 . . . The head coach must replace or remove a disqualified/injured player, or player directed to leave the game, within 15 seconds when a substitute is available.

ART. 3 . . . The head coach must not permit a team member to participate after being removed from the game for disqualification.

ART. 4 . . . The head coach must not permit a team member to participate while wearing an illegal uniform (see 3-4).

ART. 5 . . . The head coach must not permit team members to leave the bench area and/or playing court for an unauthorized reason.

PENALTY: (Art. 1) The official must warn the head coach unless the offense is judged to be major, in which case a technical foul must be ruled. (Section 6) Two free throws plus the ball for a division-line throw-in. The foul is charged directly to the head coach. (Arts. 3, 5) Penalized if discovered while being violated. (Art. 4) Penalized when discovered. (Arts. 4, 5) Only one technical foul is charged regardless of the number of offenders.

NOTE: A single flagrant foul, the second direct technical foul or the third technical (any combination of direct or indirect) charged to the head coach results in disqualification and ejection. Ejected adult bench personnel must leave the vicinity (out of sight and sound) of the playing area immediately and are prohibited from any further contact (direct or indirect) with the team during the remainder of the game. Failure to comply with the rules of ejection may result in the game being forfeited.

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