Interesting article on on-court coaching in the WashPo.
From the vantage point of the broadcast booth, there was little doubt about what was going on during changeovers of a third-round match at the Australian Open last January.
TV cameras captured a player repeatedly reaching into his racket bag to use a BlackBerry-type device at the same time his coach, looking on from the stands, was captured on TV using his own BlackBerry-type device.
After tournament officials were informed about the behavior, which smacked of a violation of the sport's ban on coaching during matches, the chair umpire ordered the player in question, Dudi Sela, to stop.
Sela, who lost in four sets, told reporters afterward that he had only been trying to turn off his vibrating phone. But he was fined $1,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct -- in this case, according to Australian Open referee Wayne McKewen, using his mobile phone during a match -- and didn't appeal.
I chuckled at NickBo's coaching fail. Kind of sums him up in a nutshell.