Welcome to the National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) website – the official online home of the NBA referees. Here you'll find the latest news on our officials, along with profiles, upcoming events, referee trivia and tips on working for the league. And because we want to hear from you, there are reader's polls, a message board, and the ever-popular "Ask-A-Ref" section where we field your questions about everything referee. So enjoy the site, and come back often - there is always something new.
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Q: How many refs are there in the NBA today?
A: For the 07/08 season, there are 59 professional referees working for the NBA
Q: I was wondering that if there's any possibility for me to purchase/order an NBA Reebok referee shirt/jersey?
A: The NBA issues referee jerseys to officials only, and they are not available to the public.
Q: I was wondering if officials are responsible for their own travel arrangements (expenses, reservations) or does someone do it for them?
A: Yes, they make their own travel arrangements subject to guidelines established by the league.
Q: Player takes a legitimate attempted shot and misses everything but catches the "rebound". Can player then dribble again?
A: A player who attempts a field goal may not be the first to touch the ball if it fails to touch the backboard, basket ring or another player.
Q: Is the NBA referees uniform available to the public?
A: At the moment, no. NBA referee-wear is not for sale.
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