The Euroleague Commercial Assets (ECA) Shareholders Executive Board, held a meeting on 27 June 2019 to review business and sports progress, agreed on proposals to be submitted to the upcoming ECA Shareholders Meeting, to be held on 11 July 2019 in Munich, Germany.

Among other things the ECA Board agreed on modifications to the 2019-20 games rules as proposed by the EB Advisory Council, namely:

  • Jump ball to be reinstated, replacing alternating possessions.
  • 24 seconds and center line ball inbound awarded in the event that one of the two jump ball players commits a violation during the jump ball to start the first quarter or an overtime, as opposed to the current 14 seconds and front court ball inbound.
  • Coach, bench and player technical fouls not to be counted as team fouls.
  • Game clock to be reset to the original change of possession, with the amount of time on the game and shot clock set then, and the ball inbounded where the change of possession took place, in the event that referees stop the game to correct the game clock.

The impact of the rule changes will be analysed and the data shared with FIBA to support them in the improvement of the global rules of the game.