Archive for April, 2015

Frank Lollino Jr. coaching skills are much in thanks to his in-depth knowledge of the sport, which includes his knowledge of proper dribbling, which goes beyond the guidelines in the NBA Rule Book, which are below:

Frank Lollino Jr

Frank Lollino Jr

“a. A player shall not run with the ball without dribbling it. b. A player in control of a dribble who steps on or outside a boundary line, even though not touching the ball while on or outside that boundary line, shall not be allowed to return inbounds and continue his dribble. He may not even be the first player to touch the ball after he has re-established a position inbounds. c. A player may not dribble a second time after he has voluntarily ended his first dribble. d. A player who is dribbling may not put any part of his hand under the ball and (1) carry it from one point to another or (2) bring it to a pause and then continue to dribble again. e. A player may dribble a second time if he lost control of the ball because of: (1) A field goal attempt at his basket, provided the ball touches the backboard or basket ring (2) An opponent touching the ball (3) A pass or fumble which touches his backboard, basket ring or is touched by another player. PENALTY: Loss of ball. Ball is awarded to the opposing team at the sideline nearest the spot of the violation but no nearer the baseline than the foul line extended.”

Frank Lollino Jr. is very familiar of the infamous buzzer that has robbed many basketball greats of their chances of victory, as well as sealed some for others. But not all periods end like the fourth one, and the buzzer can often give players and coaches the chance to reconvene. The buzzer doesn’t always signify the end of the period, though, as indicated by the official NBA Rule Book:

Frank Lollino Jr

Frank Lollino Jr

“…EXCEPTIONS: (1) If a field goal attempt is in flight toward the basket, the period ends when the goal is made, missed or touched by an offensive player. (2) If the official’s whistle sounds prior to the horn or :00.0 on the clock, the period is not over and time must be added to the clock. (3) If a field goal attempt is in flight toward the basket when the horn sounds ending a period, and it subsequently is touched by: (a) a defensive player, the goal, if successful, shall count; or (b) an offensive player, the period has ended. (4) If a timeout request is made as time expires for a period, the period ends and the timeout shall not be granted. (5) If there is a foul called on or by a player in the act of shooting the period will end after the foul is penalized. (See Rule 13—II—b(ii)). b. If the ball is dead and the game clock shows :00.0, the period has ended even though the horn may not have sounded. “

Frank Lollino Jr. appreciates the many ways in which to extend the period.