Report: NBA planning to create centralized replay center
The NBA plans to create a centralized replay center to speed up games and help officials, reports Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com.
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.”
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.