This hasn’t been a great year for NBA coaches staying out of the way.
First, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra – mistakenly believing a timeout had been called – went onto the court during play. He tried to run off, but he wasn’t quick enough to avoid a technical foul.
Then, last night, Rockets forward P.J. Tucker threw an off-target pass past James Harden. The ball rolled all the way to the backcourt and was headed out of bounds… when Pelicans coach Gentry stepped onto the court to scoop it up.
AT&T SportsNet Southwest:
You can"t do that Alvin Gentry!!
— AT&T SportsNet SW (@ATTSportsNetSW) November 12, 2019
Gentry was just trying to save time. But, of course, that was a technical foul.