The NBA Development League is giving coaches the chance to challenge calls but effectively taking away their ability to use the so-called “Hack-a-Shaq” system of intentional fouling.

The NBA’s minor league announced a series of new rules Wednesday that could speed up the game when it opens its 14th season next week.

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Coaches will also have an opportunity to advance the ball and make substitutions without using a timeout, and the number of fouls before teams shoot free throws will increase.

Chris Alpert, the league’s vice president of basketball operations and player personnel, thinks the changes “will have a positive impact on speeding up the game” and improving the flow in the final minutes.

The D-League season starts next week.

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