When Timeouts May be Called
Either team may call a timeout when the ball is dead. When the ball is in play, only the team possessing the ball may call a timeout. However, if a player has possession, is airborne and is either falling out of bounds or falling from the front court to the back court, neither the player nor his team may call a timeout to avoid the potential violation. Additionally, the defense may not call a timeout once the five-second count begins on an inbound play, even if the game clock hasnít started.
Although the captain is typically the only player permitted to converse with or question an official, any player may call a timeout, as well as any coach.