Skokie, IL 60076
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune...sbits,1,2844803.story?coll=cs-bulls-headlines"It's not anything that's dirty basketball, but coaching the small things to make your players to be successful, to make a shooter miss," Allen said. "It should be a foul. See what you can get away with … gaining that small advantage.
"It's good coaching more than anything. What if the referee doesn't call it? Keep doing it again. It's not a foul unless the referees call it. … Every time I went to shoot, they were hitting me on my elbow."
Allen said the tactic is known in NBA parlance as "Snakebite."
"They just get into your head with all the grabbing and the holding and the no-calls," Sonics coach Nate McMillan said.
Bulls coach Scott Skiles said the Sonics' complaints were to gain an edge with referees.
"I don't have a clue that [Allen's] talking about," he said. "One of the best defensive guards in the league guarded him and did a great job. I understand you lose a game and people make comments trying to influence the outcome and you hope the referees have the maturity and skill not to buy into any of that. Hope being the key word there."
Does Ray have an argument? I never really noticed this type of elbowing before but I should take a closer look.