.. or you will be ejected! Since Manel was wondering what happened in Houston with Coach Obradovic getting kicked out of the game (Panathinaikos vs. Houston Rockets) and a total of six! technical fouls I did some research on the game. Unfortunately nba.com did not provide any information about this.
With his temper and blood pressure rising with every illegal-defense whistle, legendary Panathinaikos coach Zelimir Obradovic, winner of six Euroleague championships, began shouting, “It’s a zone defense, a zone defense.”
As he again and again called out, “A zone defense,” a thought bubble nearly popped above official Rodney Mott’s head saying, “That’s why it’s illegal.”
Instead, Mott more diplomatically offered, “You can’t do that here.”
nearly every team in the NBA EUROPE Live tournament playing a zone defense I don’t know what the regulations were for this game in Houston, but since it was held as a NBA Europe Live event I guess this was legal.