NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA will allow coaches to challenge a game next season and the league is also increasing the penalty for transition fouls, according to a person familiar with the decision.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday night on condition of anonymity as no official announcement was made about the rule changes.
The league’s competition committee recommended the rule changes and the WNBA Board of Governors approved them.
Both rules, which come into effect next season, are already being used in the NBA.
Trainers can challenge once per game, regardless of whether the challenge was successful or not. The team can use their challenge to get an instant re-score of a foul called on their team, an out-of-bounds injury, or a goalie decision.
The new transition take foul, in which a team intentionally fouls a player to stop a quick break, grants the fouled team a free throw that can be shot by anyone on the court and gives the ball to the offensive team. The player who committed the foul is also counted as a foul.
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