Danny Crawford Supports Flopping Changes
“I actually love the system because we have no involvement at all,” said Crawford, about to begin his 28th season as an NBA official. “To put us in the position to have to call a technical foul, that’s more work for us. So I actually love the approach that they’re taking where it’s a league office review. We’re totally out of the mix with that.”
Crawford said members of the Spurs, with whom he and his crew for Friday’s preseason game against Denver met earlier in the day, were “shocked” to hear that officials won’t be required to mention any candidates for review in their post-game reports. In fact, Crawford said the officials weren’t even consulted on how the system, which features a increasing flight of fines and potential suspensions, would be implemented.
“I think it’s going to make the game cleaner,” he said. “It will make our job a little easier. It will still be a tough job.”