What is technical foul?

  • (noun): (basketball) a foul that that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play.
    Synonyms: technical

Technical Foul

In basketball, a technical foul (also informally known as a "T" or a "Tech") 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. The most common technical foul is for unsportsmanlike conduct. Technical fouls can be assessed against players, bench personnel, the entire team (often called a bench technical), 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 (an ejectable offense in leagues below the NBA, and potentially so in the NBA).

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Foul (basketball) - Technical Foul
... A technical foul is instigated when a member of a team (players, coaches, etc.) engage in a significant infraction that go beyond regular fouls or do not fit the ... opponents hand in the process is also considered a foul ...
Technical Foul - Notable Instances
... One of the most famous technical fouls ever assessed was called on Chris Webber of the University of Michigan late in the 1993 NCAA championship game ... The resulting excessive timeout technical foul, for which North Carolina guard Donald Williams made both foul shots, ended any hopes Michigan had of claiming the championship ... An instance where many technical fouls could have been called, but were not (instead, the game was abandoned, a remedy available to the officials when ...

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