Adam Silver Comments on NBA’s Stance on ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ Rule

February 4th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

It may soon be time for big men of the NBA to rejoice. 

According to a Thursday report by USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt, Commissioner Adam Silver recently acknowledged on the NBA A to Z podcast that the league is looking at ways to reform the controversial Hack-a-Shaq rule.  

"Even for those who had not wanted to make the change, we’re being forced to that position just based on these sophisticated coaches understandably using every tactic available to them," Silver said. "It’s just not the way we want to see the game played."

Silver has yet to offer a clear-cut look at what a Hack-a-Shaq resolution would look like, but citing a source, Zillgitt reported "the league’s competition committee will explore several potential resolutions."

However, Zillgitt added "another person familiar with the process said he doesn’t think there is enough support to ban Hack-a-Player outright," with the impending action likely aimed at "eliminating loopholes." 

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