Can someone explain to me the rules behind why timeouts are 30 seconds v. not? Never really understood the nuance of he game and why a 30 second TO is imposed.
Timeouts shall be 30 seconds in length when the designated number of television commercials have been exhausted in a quarter, if it is a second charged team timeout in the same dead-ball period, or when the Referee so indicates. ... These timeouts are shorter to save overall game running time.