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Golden State Warriors bench boss Steve Kerr is trying to convince NBA to reconsider the treatment of fouls in the fast-break attacks.

According to the American specialist, NBA should adopt the FIBA rule of making the transition-stopping take foul a technical.

"It's terrible. It's terrible for the game and for the fans," said Kerr, per ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

The Warriors head coach also added that he knows NBA is "very serious" about addressing it.

NBA tried to approach the issue in recent years by presenting the "clear path" foul. However, Steve Kerr doesn't think it's enough for modern basketball.

According to, a clear path foul is presently characterized as an individual foul against any hostile player during his team's transition scoring opportunity.

It applies in the following conditions: the ball is in front of the tip of the circle in the backcourt; no other defender is in front of the offensive player who had the transition scoring opportunity; the player with the transition scoring opportunity is in charge of the ball (or a pass has been tossed to him); and if the foul denies his team of a chance to score.

The penalty for a clear path foul is the award of two free throws and possession for the offensive team.

In FIBA basketball, similar rules' violation is awarded by unsportsmanlike foul. It is valid when deemed that no legitimate play on the ball was evident, including late-game fouling situations to stop the clock and fouls to intentionally prevent a fast break.

Such a foul grants the team, that was fouled, two free throws, and possession.

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