This is an example of a Technical Foul for an Assistant Coach leaving his seat on the bench to complain to the officials about a foul call or non call. If assistant coaches are given defensive or offensive responsibilities which necessitate them standing up at times, this is now, and has always been permissible. However, no assistant coach may direct comments at an official during live and/or dead ball play, as we see on the replay here. An exception at times to this rule is that during a timeout, he may ask an official for a rule interpretation. Technical Fouls are to be assessed if an assistant coaches’ behavior does not comply with this directive. On this play, a Technical Foul is assessed to the assistant coach on the bench for jumping off the bench in protest of a call.