Special Edition - IAABO International Members
2020 2021 IAABO International Handbook
We trust all are healthy and looking forward to a safe return to the court sooner than later.
To ensure completeness and accuracy, the IAABO Handbook will go to the publisher the first week in October and turned around to be in the hands of officials mid- November with the possibility of earlier. Timeliness is factored in that officials will have the handbook as a reference for final 4 weeks of the National exam period and before competitive play is presently targeted to return.
Although FIBA released rule changes for 2020-21 several months ago, the first draft of the Interpretations is scheduled to be released in the second half of September. The rules and interpretations come into effect Oct 1st and the last several sets of Interpretations went through multiple revisions from first draft until the final version. The decision is to wait for the finalized version on October 1st rather than go to print with the draft release.
The Canadian Points of Emphasis and Uniform Regulations were published last week of September last year. Though this year's release date has not yet been finalized it is expected in the same timeframe.
The National Exam period is expected to be similar to last year as well, end of October to Dec 15th. Waiting for the finalization of the Interpretations means the most up-to-date version is in the Handbook making it a complete and accurate reference for writing the exam.
The return to play situation in Ontario is that Ontario basketball (club ball U10 - U 19) which normally runs October to June has announced they will not start their competitive leagues until January. This also includes OSBA. Colleges and Universities have announced the same. OFSAA is presently working on multi-return to play scenarios. Although we are waiting for official confirmation, the prevalent 'feeling' and logic is that high school basketball won't be running this Fall.
We are looking forward to providing you the 2020-21 IAABO Handbook with the most up-to-date information and in a timely manner to allow use as an exam reference and before the expected return to the court.
A safe return to the court everyone.
2020 Fall Seminar
The Annual IAABO Fall Seminar, usually held in-person, will be presented virtually this year and is FREE of charge to all basketball officials nationwide, September 24-26, 2020. This is an event that you will not want to miss with many special guest speakers, valuable information and much more. Click here to register.
IAABO Play of the Week
Click here to view the FIBA Play of the Week. After viewing the video click here to answer a survey to ensure an accurate ruling. The link can also be found under the video on the IAABO website.
Additionally, all Plays of the Week are archived at www.iaabo.org
International Rules Exam
1. A1 has an alternating possession throw-in with 5:25 in the first quarter. B3 holds A3 off the ball. Team A is not in the bonus. Team A will receive the ball at the spot of the infraction and Team A will retain the AP Arrow. T-F

2. A1 while the holding the ball loses his or her balance and falls to the floor. The following are True statements:
A. A1 falling to the floor is legal.
B. If A1 is lying on the floor, he/she may stand up without violating.
3. A1 is in the act of shooting a “2” point field goal. B1 fouls A1 and the foul causes A1 to travel.  A1 continues their try and scores on the play.  The following are True statements:
A. A1 will be awarded “2” shots.
B. The basket will not count.
C. The foul is cancelled and only the traveling violation should be penalized.
D. B&C.
E. A & B
4. A1 embraces A2 and lifts them up under the opponent’s basket.  A3 passes the ball to A2 who dunks the ball. Team A shall be penalized with a technical foul. T-F

5. A1 and B1 in the air have their hands firmly on the ball. After returning to the playing court, A1 lands with 1 foot on the boundary line. The center official rules an out of bounds violation. T-F

Answers can be found at the bottom of the page.
Fox 40 Whistle Pouch
One of the latest inventions by Fox 40 International, the Fox 40 Whistle Pouch will be available soon.  The pouch is currently being used in the NBA, WNBA, the CEBL, a pro basketball league in Canada and the EURO Basketball League.  The Fox 40 Protective Pouch will activate the Precision Time System.  Currently  works with the Fox 40 CMG.
The Fox 40 Whistle Mask (Patent Pending)  will also activate the Precision Time System.  Comes with or without any model Fox 40 Whistle.
The new Re Tooled Fox 40 Electronic Whistle will activate the Precision Time System (ready January 1, 2021.)
Calling All Good IAABO Citizens
So many of us impact our communities and our world for the better.  IAABO would like to highlight many of the good deeds our officials have done throughout the year. We want to emphasize our belief in being good corporate and community citizens in the areas where we live and work.  So, whether it be a random act of kindness or an organized volunteer effort, no good deed is too big or too small!  Trust us, we’ll be humble so that our officials can be proud.  Send your email to IAABO @ info@iaabo.org  and tell us about a good deed you did this year.
Some examples include:
  • Rescued a puppy
  • Bought lunch for a stranger
  • Organized a fundraiser
  • Volunteered at a homeless shelter
  • Donated blood
  • Shoveled a neighbor’s driveway
  • Helped a friend in need

Coming Soon
IAABO "International" University
"An online basketball officiating certification class"

If you have any issues, please send an email to info@refquest.com and a member of the RefQuest team will contact you shortly.  
Smitty Officials’ Apparel – Smitty is the exclusive vendor for IAABO Logoed products.  Click here to view a listing of preferred retailers.
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IAABO Patches

Recently, the IAABO Office has received numerous inquiries about IAABO patches and their availability for purchase.  IAABO Patches are no longer available for purchase.  This was discontinued several years ago.  Please visit Smitty Officials’ Apparel – Smitty is the exclusive vendor for IAABO Logoed products.  Click here to view a listing of preferred retailers.
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Incrediware’s mission is to design innovative products that help patients recover more effectively and faster while assisting medical professionals to deliver a new standard of care through further development and application of unique materials.  IAABO officials are being offered the same discount as all NBA and NCAA officials.  The promo code is:  NCAAREF (30% discount). www.incrediwear.com
IAABO Watch and Gift Set
IAABO watch and gift sets are now available at a special price of $99.95.  To order your watch and gift set, please contact Donnie Eppley@ 717.713.8129 or email:  eppleyd@comcast.net
Special Deals for IAABO Basketball Officials
Briggs and Riley Luggage
Briggs and Riley Luggage - Officials will receive a 60% discount on any product.  Officials must use the form which can be obtained by clicking here - There is a lifetime guaranteed on the luggage. 
ISlides – Customize your own IAABO ISlides.  Click here to get started.

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Answers to Rules Quiz
1. True – Rule 4- Article-12.5.6.; Rule 6, Article 34.2.1
2. A – Rule 5-Article-25.2.2
3. E – Interpretation - 25-6
4. False - Interpretation - 25-8
5. False - Interpretation - 12-8 
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