Get to know NBA officiating

30 09 2010

It’s funny how sometimes one event can provide enough material for multiple stories. In this case, there were three SLAMonline pieces I created from a two-hour meeting at the W Hotel in Jersey City last week. The W was the setting for the annual NBA referee’s meeting, which is a session attended by all refs, many NBA and team executives and NBA media. There was Henry Abbott and Chris Sheridan from ESPN.com, Chris Mannix from SI.com, even several play-by-play and color commentators from ESPN, TNT and NBA TV — the League’s broadcast partners.

You can see what I discovered at that meeting by reading any or all of the following three stories. Personal highlights from the meeting included Mike Fratello staring at me as I filled a plate from the open buffet, watching Kevin McHale walk and leaving the bathroom door open for Hubie Brown. That’s not to mention my witnessing Reggie Miller greeting Hubie…Hube called Reg “you old rascal” before shaking hands. Anyway, the stories:

Click on the link below to read the story:

The NBA’s New Standard for Technicals

Point-of-Emphasis Fouls to Know

NBA Refs Unfiltered

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