1. During half time, let the teams depart and then leave the floor together. The Referee shall switch the arrow and retrieve the jackets. Do not talk to any coaches unless they have a question on a rule interpretation. At the end of the game, meet at the center circle and walk out of the arena with dignity. At the end of the game, do not seek out coaches or go into hospitality rooms.
Al Battista is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable experts in the field of basketball rules at all levels. In addition to this, he is a well-known clinician and observer of officials. Currently, he is Maryland State and Board 12 Interpreter for scholastic basketball. He has served as an officials’ observer for the NBA and WNBA and is currently the NBA chief scout for officials in the Northeast USA.