Credit: Yegor Aleyev/TASS - Scanpix
Credit Yegor Aleyev/TASS - Scanpix

This season, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague implemented the Coaches Challenge rule, taking inspiration from the NBA, where this rule has been in place since 2019.

Player of the Game
Conner  Frankamp
EFF
16
Conner Frankamp
Points 18
Accuracy 4-10
Rebounds 1
Assists 0

The EuroLeague announced that the rule was incorrectly applied during Friday's game between Zenit St. Petersburg and UNICS Kazan.

"In the first quarter, with 1:19 left on the game clock, an out-of-bounds violation occurred with the subsequent possession being awarded to Zenit St Petersburg. The coach of UNICS Kazan, Velimir Perasovic, then incorrectly requested a Coaches Challenge for this play.

The Crew Chief then incorrectly allowed the challenge to go ahead, and the play was reviewed via a replay review, and the decision was subsequently reversed with possession of the ball being awarded to UNICS Kazan.

Out-of-bounds plays can only be reviewed in the last two minutes of the game in accordance with the protocol for Replay Reviews and the Coaches Challenge rule, therefore the challenge was incorrectly applied."

The game ended with Zenit taking a one-point victory over UNICS.

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Kazanės UNIKS
Sankt Peterburgo Zenit
47%
27/58
Field goals
44%
25/57
26
Rebounds
40
16
Assists
11
9
Steals
5
53%
8/15
Free throws
92%
12/13
10
Turnovers
18

Best players

Isaiah  Canaan
18 PTS
7/13 FG
0/0 FT
Conner  Frankamp
18 PTS
4/10 FG
7/7 FT
UNICS Kazan
Few players
4 REB
Andrey  Zubkov
7 REB
3 DREB
4 OREB
Lorenzo  Brown
6 As
2 TO
33 MIN
Mateusz  Ponitka
4 As
4 TO
23 MIN
John  Brown
15 EFF
71% 2P%
- 3P%
Conner  Frankamp
16 EFF
50% 2P%
38% 3P%