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Why do they call timeouts in a basketball game?

Updated: 9/27/2023
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A time out can be called after the first free throw in a two free throw situation, during live play (when the team has the ball- if the other team has the ball, you cannot call a time out), after the last free throw, and at any other stoppage of play (blood on the floor, official mistake, etc.).

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Coaches or players call timeouts for several reasons. One common reason to call a timeout is to change the momentum of the game. If an opposing player is getting in three-pointer after three-pointer, you might want to call a timeout and hope it disrupts his hot streak. Another reason is to substitute players in. When you want to substitute a player in, the player won't be able to go in until game play stops. Timeouts can do stop a game. Also, another reason to call a timeout is for the coach to tell the players something he wants to say. For example, a coach might call a timeout to tell the players to stop being weak on defense, or to draw up a play when the game is on the line.

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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.

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15y ago

Anytime the team possesing the ball wants to as long as they have time outs left.

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15 min or sometimes 20 and importantly-4 quarter's.

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Timeouts are called by the coaches, to discus plays with their players. There is no certain time for timeouts.

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No you've gotta have the ball

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