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The NBRA’s Statement on the Passing of Former Referee Jesse Kersey

Remembering Jesse “Jess” Kersey, Who Reminded Us To “Enjoy The Moment”

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On Mark Cuban, Integrity, and our Commitment to #RespectTheGame

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Work Life Balance as a New NBA Referee (And Technology’s Impact)

Work Life Balance as a New NBA Referee (And Technology’s Impact)  

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WNBA Joins National Basketball Referees Association

WNBA Joins National Basketball Referees Association

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NBRA calls for an end to L2M reporting

NBRA L2M Position

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Pioneering NBA Referee Inducted Into Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame 2016 Class

On April 4, 2016, NBA referee Darell Garretson was posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The National Basketball Referees Association is honored to have one of the most innovative and dedicated officials the game has ever seen recognized for his outstanding achievements. A devoted guardian of the game, […]

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NBRA Comments on Aggression Towards D League Official

The NBRA released a statement concerning the floor altercation culminating in Rio Grande Valley player Montrezl Harrell forcefully shoving Referee Jason Goldenberg to the ground during a game with Bakersfield on March 26, 2016. “After carefully reviewing videotape and related evidence concerning this incident, we have reached the inescapable conclusion that Harrell committed a deliberate […]

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NBA Officials Call for Examination of Violence Against Referees

NBRA Support NHL Official Checked By Defenseman January 29, 2016 – The National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) believes that the recent cross-check on National Hockey League (NHL) linesman Don Henderson by Calgary Flames defenseman Denis Wideman is indicative of a troubling trend in sports: an increase in aggressive behavior and even violence towards referees. The […]

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NBRA Deplores League’s Failure to Suspend Budenholzer

November 23, 2015 – During the second quarter of Saturday’s Atlanta Hawks – Cleveland Cavaliers game, Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer was ejected from the game for making physical contact with referee Ben Taylor as seen in this video clip. In a sharp departure from past practice, the NBA fined Budenholzer instead of imposing a […]

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NBRA Supports Referee’s Ejection of Head Coach Budenholzer

November 22, 2015 – During the second quarter of Saturday’s Atlanta Hawks Cleveland Cavaliers game, Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer was ejected from the game for making physical contact with referee Ben Taylor as seen in this video clip. “The NBRA has reviewed the tape relating to Referee Ben Taylor’s ejection of Coach Budenholzer during […]

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