Posted February 14, 2014

Report: NBA planning to create centralized replay center

 (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

The NBA is looking at using a replay center to help speed up games. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

The NBA plans to create a centralized replay center to speed up games and help officials, reports Brian Windhorst of

According to the report, the league hopes the replay center is in place by next season.

The NBA is looking to create a system like one already used by the NHL, which added a replay room in 2011 in Toronto to review all questionable calls.

“What we’re in the process of doing is we’re going to create a central location where we’ll have people there who will be watching every game,” NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said. “When the referees go over to the side, in many instances the [central replay center] will already know what happened and they’ll be able to tell the referee, which will hopefully take less time.”’s 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend hub

NBA officials can currently review 14 types of calls, according to the ESPN report, including goaltending and block/charge calls in the final two minutes and overtime of games.


I think the easiest to implement would be deflections out of bounds. I was at the Raptors game vs Hawks, two times the referees were screened and didn't get a good look. Two jump balls. Would only take a second for an operator in NY or somewhere to get the call right. 


Good idea.  The NFL should do something similar.