Yes the bench can call time out as long as their team is in possession of the ball
A coach can only call time out when his team has the ball, he cannot call it once the other team has it. A player can also call time out.
As far as college ball and the NBA are concerned, a team may call a time out when they are in possession of the ball or during a dead ball. A team may not call time out when they are on defense.
No you've gotta have the ball
You can call a timeout whenever you would like to.
a player can hold it for 5 seconds and dribble it for 10 seconds then he has to make a basketball play
This would be called a double dribble, and the opposing team would get possession of the ball
In high school basketball, how many time-outs can each team call?
The team who starts with the ball in the second half is determined by the possession arrow... At the start of the game, whoever does not get possession off the opening tip has the arrow pointed in their favour. Every time there is a "jump-ball" called, the possession arrow indicates who receives possession and is then flipped. The team who has the possession arrow pointing in their favour at half-time will start the second half.