In some Wednesday night NBA action between the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat, we saw a technical foul called that we had never witnessed before. Ray Allen was lining up to shoot a technical free throw for the Heat. Being a home game, the Heat fans were all quiet as Allen lined up for the shot. Then, with a move straight out of rec league basketball, a Bucks assistant coach dropped his clipboard right as Allen was about to shoot the ball. Pay attention to the top right corner of the video as you are watching.
How did it work out for the coach? Ray Allen obviously nailed the free throw despite the “distraction”, but the coach didn’t receive any repercussions from the officials. A move like that should be an instant bench technical, so consider it a moral victory for the coach and a potential strategy moving forward in close games.
The Bucks ended up losing 113-106 in overtime. No word yet if Brandon Jennings’ wild night at KOD Gentlemen’s Club effected his play.