Q: After a technical or unsportsmanlike foul is called in a game, what location on the floor does the game resume from?
A: For a Technical Foul, resumption of play is point of interruption. Per the rulebook:
The opponents shall be awarded 1 free throw. The game shall be resumed as follows:
- The free throw shall be administered immediately. After the free throw, the throw-in shall be administered by the team which had control of the ball or was entitled to the ball when the technical foul was called, from the place nearest to where the ball was located when the game was stopped.
- The free throw shall also be administered immediately, regardless whether the order of any other possible penalties for any other fouls has been determined or whether the administration of the penalties has been started. After the free throw for a technical foul, the game shall be resumed by the team which had control of the ball or was entitled to the ball when the technical foul was called, from the place where the game has been interrupted for the technical foul penalty.
- If a valid field goal, or a last free throw is scored, the game shall be resumed with a throw-in from any place behind the endline.
- If neither team had control of the ball nor was entitled to the ball, a jump ball situation occurs.
- With a jump ball in the centre circle to begin the first quarter.
For an Unsportsmanlike foul, the penalty varies depending on what's happening when the foul is called.
Free throw(s) shall be awarded to the player who was fouled, followed by:
- A throw-in from the throw-in line in the team’s frontcourt. • A jump ball in the centre circle to begin the first quarter. The number of free throws shall be awarded as follows:
- If the foul is committed on a player not in the act of shooting: 2 free throws.
- If the foul is committed on a player in the act of shooting: the goal, if made, shall count and, in addition, 1 free throw.
- If the foul is committed on a player in the act of shooting and the goal is not made, 2 or 3 free throws.