View Full Version : Have you ever seen this happen in a game? Sonic coach fouls Rip

01-07-2006, 11:19 AM
Coach Hill, Hamilton Involved In Unusual Play
7th January, 2006 - 2:27 am

Fox Sports - Richard Hamilton caught a pass, missed a 3-pointer and was fouled - by a coach.

Hamilton was credited with the basket because Seattle coach Bob Hill interfered with him in what became a four-point possession, helping the Detroit Pistons pull away late in the fourth quarter of a 97-85 win over the SuperSonics on Friday night.

"I didn't think he fouled me, but I'll take it," Hamilton said. "It was a major play."

When Hamilton received a pass in front of Seattle's bench, Hill had both feet on the court. Hill tried to get out of the way, but as Hamilton jumped to shoot a 3-pointer, the coach's leg appeared to bump the player.

Official Bob Delaney ruled that the 3-pointer was good because Hill interfered with the shot, which drew an automatic technical foul. Hill tore off his jacket in protest and stomped on the sideline.

"At first, they said I touched him and then they said I changed the shot," Hill said. "I didn't touch him. I might have been on the floor, but coaches do that. I asked if they were going to give them the ball, too, but they said we could keep it. That was nice of them.

"They certainly got some momentum from it. I'm afraid to say anything else, but I didn't understand the call."


01-07-2006, 01:01 PM
I saw that on ESPN last night. I didn't think he fouled him but his foot was clearly on the floor. Boy, did Hill flip out.

01-07-2006, 01:41 PM
Get the heck outta the way coach. Serves you right.

01-07-2006, 11:25 PM
Get some shoes with better traction. Ahem.

01-07-2006, 11:54 PM
Perhaps the wierdest NBA story thus far.