Warriors’ Steve Kerr: Officiating reports don’t serve a purpose
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is among those who believes the NBA should stop releasing its Last Two Minute reports.
Throughout the season, the NBA has released reports reviewing officiating decisions from the last two minutes of close games. The reports sometimes highlight incorrect calls that could have impacted the outcome of the game.
The Warriors faced that situation after Monday’s Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, when the NBA ruled Tuesday a Russell Westbrook travel went uncalled late in the game. The Warriors would have had possession of the ball trailing by one with 13.5 seconds left if the call had been made, but officials instead granted Westbrook a timeout, forcing the Warriors to foul on the next play.
The Thunder themselves were involved in numerous missed calls during their second-round series with the Spurs.
Kerr said the reports ultimately hurt the league.
Kerr is not the only one frustrated with the reports. Heat guard Dwyane Wade also criticized their use earlier in the postseason.