Q: Team A starts to warm up in front of Team B’s bench. The official then gets the teams to switch sides in the warm so that Team A is now warming up in front of their bench. Is the official correct in switching the team’s warm baskets?

A:  Yes

FIBA rule

9.4 For all games, the first team named in the schedule (home team) shall have, when facing the court from the scorer’s table:

  • it's team bench is on the left side of the scorer’s table,
  • it's warm-up before the game in the half-court in front of its team bench.

However, if both teams agree, they may exchange the team benches and/or warm-up half courts for the first half.

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