Rule Changes FIBA 2010

1. Art.2 Court:

  • New 3 point field goal area.
  • New throw-on lines in front court.
  • No charge semi circle.
  • New shaped (bigger) restricted areas.

See diagram 1

2. Art.4.4 Other equipment (Uniforms):

  • Socks of the same dominant colour for all players of the team.
  • Compression sleeves of the same dominant colour as the shirts.
  • Compression stockings of the same dominant colour as the shorts. If for the upper leg it must end above the knee; if for the lower leg it must end below the knee.
  • Non-coloured transparent mouth guard.
  • Non-coloured transparent taping of arms, shoulders, legs, etc.

3. Art.16 Goal: When made and its value

The game clock must indicate 0:00.3 (three tenths of a second) or more for a player to gain control of the ball on a throw-in or on a rebound after the last or only free throw in order to attempt a shot for a field goal. If the game clock indicates 0:00.2 or 0:00.1 the only type of a valid field goal made is by tapping or directly dunking the ball.

4. Art.17 Throw-in:

During the last two (2) minutes of the fourth period and during the last two (2) minutes of each extra period, following a time-out taken by the team that is entitled to possession of the ball from its backcourt the throw-in shall be administered at the throw-in line opposite the scorer’s table in the team’s frontcourt.

5. Art.28.1.2 Eight Seconds - Defination

The team has caused the ball to go into its frontcourt whenever: The ball touches or is legally touched by an offensive player who has both feet in contact with his frontcourt

6. Art29.2.1 24 Seconds - Procedure

If the game is stopped by an official:

  • For a foul or violation (not for the ball having gone out-of-bounds) by the team not in control of the ball,
  • For any valid reason by the team not in control of the ball,
  • For any valid reason not connected with either team,

Possession of the ball shall be awarded to the same team that previously had control of the ball.

If the throw-in is administered in the backcourt, the twenty-four (24) second clock shall be reset to twenty-four (24) seconds.

If the throw-in is administered in the frontcourt, the twenty-four (24) second clock shall be reset as follows:

  • If fourteen (14) seconds or more is displayed on the twenty-four (24) second clock at the time when the game was stopped, the twenty-four (24) second clock shall not be reset, but shall continue from the time it was stopped.
  • If thirteen (13) seconds or less is displayed on the twenty-four (24) second clock at the time when the game was stopped, the twenty-four (24) second clock shall be reset to fourteen (14) seconds.

7. Art33.10 No-charge semi-circle areas

On any penetration play situation into the no-charge semi-circle area a contact caused by an airborne offensive player with a defensive player inside the no-charge semi-circle shall not be called as an offensive foul, unless the offensive player is illegally using his hands, arms, legs or body, when:

  • the offensive player is in control of the ball whilst airborne, and
  • he attempts a shot or passes off, and
  • the defensive player has both feet inside the no-charge semi-circle area.

Diagram 1 Position of a player inside/outside the no-charge semi-circle area

8. Art33.10 No-charge semi-circle areas

The no-charge semi circle rule is not to be applied and any contact shall be judged according to normal rules, e.g. cylinder principle, block/charge principle:

  • For all play situations accuring outside the no-charge semi-circle area, also developing from the area between the semi-circle and the end line.
  • For all rebouding play situations when, after a shot for a field goal, the ball rebounds and a contact example occurs.
  • for any illega; use of the hands, arms, legs an body by either ofensive or defensive player.

9. Art36 Unsportsmanlike foul

Statement 1:

During the last two (2) minutes of the fourth period and during the lasst two (2) minutes of each period, the call is out-of-bounds for a throw-in and still in the hands of the official or already at the disiposal of the player taking the throw-in.
If at this moment a defensive player on the playing court causes contact with a player of the offensive team on the playing court and a foul is called, it is an unsportsmanlike foul.

Statement 2:

In the last minute(s) of a close game after the ball has left the hands of the thrower-in, a defensive player, in order to stop or not to restart the game clock, causses contact with an offensive player who is just about to receive or has received the ball on the playing court.
Such contact shall be called immediately as a personal foul unless there is hard contact which shall be called as an unsportsmanlike or even disqualifying foul. the principle of advantage/ disadvantage shall not be applied.