By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky coach John Calipari likes the recent rule change that resets the shot clock to 20 seconds after an offensive rebound.
But he also thinks there shoule be “challenged calls” by officials late in games.
“You should be able to challenge a call, a made call or a non-made call,” Calipari said. “I challenge that They go to the monitor and look at it. ‘Oh, it will extend the game.’ Are we worried about time or getting it right – who wins, who loses? Wouldn’t you want to get it right? ‘Well, we’ve never done that. Why do you talk and do things that’ve never …’ Well, how do you make it better? You make it so the call is right.”
How can you not agree? Isn’t getting the call right what matters to help determine who wins and loses?
Calipari hopes the rule moving the 3-point shot back just over a foot will open the lane and create more spacing on the court. It also will make the collegiate 3-point line the same as the one used in international play.
But he would be a lot happier if he could challenge calls and non-calls late in game.
“I don’t know exactly how you would do a non-call, when you would stop it, how far back. If you were looking at a call, could you evaluate other things within the call? This happened before, maybe four seconds before, eight seconds. I don’t know,” the Kentucky coach said.
“Maybe, it’s just that thing we’re looking at. You challenge and don’t get it, it’s a timeout.”