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NBA Referees Condemn Violence Against Game Officials

September 8, 2015 – The National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) is sickened and appalled by the vicious assault made against referee Robert Watts by two John Jay High School football players in its game last Friday night. “We join the NFL Referees Association in condemning this senseless act of violence,” said NBRA General Counsel Lee … Continue reading NBA Referees Condemn Violence Against Game Officials

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NBA Referees Ratify Contract with NBA

August 14, 2015 – The National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) ratified a seven-year contract with the National Basketball Association (NBA) on August 13, 2015. The referees met in Chicago and voted overwhelmingly to ratify the contract, which includes compensation adjustments. NBRA General Counsel Lee Seham commented: “We appreciate the NBA’s cooperative spirit in negotiating the … Continue reading NBA Referees Ratify Contract with NBA

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Crunch Time Reports Highlight Expertise of NBA Referees

To read more visit: NBA Referees Near Officiating Perfection and The last-minute results are in, and NBA referees are actually quite good at their job

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NBA Referees Near Officiating Perfection

Crunch Time Reports Highlight Steady Expertise of Basketball Officials May 6, 2015 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) launched a new transparency initiative on March 2, 2015. The NBA Last Two Minute Report (L2M Report) evaluates the officiating decisions that occur during the final two minutes and overtime of close (5 point) games. Including the … Continue reading NBA Referees Near Officiating Perfection

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Ironman NBA Referee Dick Bavetta Named Basketball Hall of Fame Finalist

UPDATED on 4/7/2015 On April 6, 2015, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced that NBA referee Dick Bavetta will be enshrined on September 11, 2015, along with 10 inductees comprising the Class of 2015. To read more about the Hall of Fame Class of 2015 visit this link. On Saturday, February 14, 2015, … Continue reading Ironman NBA Referee Dick Bavetta Named Basketball Hall of Fame Finalist

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NBA Referees Join the Conversation with Redesigned Website and Social Media Presence

Taking an active role in their public perception and voice, the National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) announces the launch of its new communication strategy with support from marketing partners Commerce House. Typically, communication from National Basketball Association (NBA) referees has been restricted to intermediary channels and unable to match the speed of fast-paced digital conversations. … Continue reading NBA Referees Join the Conversation with Redesigned Website and Social Media Presence

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Ask a Ref

Ever dream of sitting down with a NBA referee? What would you say? Did you play ball in college? How about professional basketball? How much are professional basketball referees paid? Where can I get a NBA referee shirt? What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you on the court? What’s your favorite part of being … Continue reading Ask a Ref

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