While some NBA players and coaches are throwing their hands up in the air minus the dramatic chalk cloud over the NBA's push to start games on time, Tyrone Corbin thinks enforcement of a 90-second window between introductions and tipoff is a good move.
"Guys have gotten out of hand with some of the stuff they do before the game," the Jazz coach said. "I don't think the league wants to stop guys from being individuals, but you're on the clock, let's get the game going."
Players and teams' pregame rituals and handshakes are often well-choreographed affairs. While the rule has always been in place, it was generally not called. Now, a 90-second clock will count down in the arena and, if one or both teams are not ready, delay of game will be called.