Technical Fouls


In basketball, a technical foul is any infraction of the rules penalized as a foul which does not involve physical contact during the course of play between opposing players on the court, or is a foul by a non-player.

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The most common technical foul is for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Unsportsmanlike conduct is a foul or offense in many sports that violates the sport's generally accepted rules of sportsmanship and participant conduct.

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Technical fouls can be assessed against players, bench personnel, the entire team, or even the crowd.


These fouls, and their penalties, are more serious than a personal foul, but not necessarily as serious as a flagrant foul.


Technical fouls are handled slightly differently under international rules than under the rules used by the various competitions in the United States.

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First, illegal contact between players on the court is always a personal foul under international rules, whereas in the USA, such contact is, with some exceptions, a technical foul when the game clock is not running and/or when the ball is dead.


Second, in FIBA play, players foul out after five total fouls, technical and personal combined.

The International Basketball Federation, more commonly known as FIBA, FIBA World, or FIBA International, from its French name Fédération Internationale de Basket-ball, is an association of national organizations which governs international competition in basketball.


The latter rule is similar to that in college, high school, and middle school basketball in the United States.


However, in leagues that play 48-minute games such as the NBA, and in some leagues such as the WNBA, players are allowed six personal fouls before being disqualified, and technical fouls assessed against them do not count toward this total.

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However, unsportsmanlike technicals in the NBA carry a fine, its severity depending on the number of technicals the player has already obtained, and players are suspended for varying amounts of time after accumulating fifteen technicals in the regular season or seven in the playoffs.


In most American competitions, ejection of the offender, that of the player, coach, or otherwise, is the penalty for being assessed two technical fouls in a game, if charged directly to him/her.


In addition, any single flagrant technical foul, or a disqualifying foul in FIBA, incurs ejection.


FIBA rules do not provide for ejection for any number of non-flagrant technicals against a player, except in 3x3, in which two unsportsmanlike fouls result in ejection.


FIBA rules call for ejection when a coach draws two technicals, or a third is called on the bench.

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