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jj33 10-20-2009 08:35 PM

Agreement could have refs back in time for season opener - updated
Good news!

NBA.com: Agreement could have refs back in time for season opener

Gurk 10-20-2009 08:40 PM

Hallelujah. These replacement refs suck

LX 10-20-2009 08:51 PM


jeffb 10-20-2009 09:00 PM

Thank the fuck Christ. These last few weeks have been a travesty. Absolutely no flow to the games at all, even moreso this preseason then most. And that's saying something.

CBA 10-20-2009 09:05 PM

Meh, The lesser of 2 evils...The replacment refs. have been really bad, but the gap between the regular refs and the replacement refs. isn't by a large gap.

Ball Don't Lie 10-20-2009 09:18 PM

In a perfect world theyd take a lot of the YOUNG replacement refs and make them 3rd refs on the crew, and then next season let go a lot of the dead weight and senile guys.

But yeah its much better having the normal refs around to get some flow in the games. The replacement guys are trying to impress their bosses and in turn making every game a summer league game

0nekhmer 10-20-2009 09:32 PM


Originally Posted by Gurk (Post 252932)
Hallelujah. These replacement refs suck

Hurry, delete your post before David stern gets on your ass! :police:

Premiere 10-20-2009 09:53 PM

Great to hear.

Hatdy 10-20-2009 10:18 PM

Great News:yeah: :tombstone:Replacement Refs

Dark Knight 10-20-2009 10:31 PM

Woot! The sooner we get Dick Bavetta back the better! :D

EDIT: Is he still reffing?

lonewolfpoet 10-21-2009 01:52 AM

Hmmmm, let the fixed games begin.

finstock 10-21-2009 03:10 AM


Originally Posted by lonewolfpoet (Post 253001)
Hmmmm, let the fixed games begin.

Atleast the fixed games will have a consistant flow.

Windex 10-21-2009 04:02 AM

the playoffs had a lot of fouls, but these guys were worse
lesser of two evils I guess

Sick, Wicked and Nasty! 10-21-2009 09:32 AM

I think Amir Johnson will still average 5 fouls a game but it is good news :)

'trane 10-23-2009 10:41 PM

Source: NBA referees approve two-year labor agreement - ESPN


It's a done deal: The regular NBA refs will be back for the start of the regular season.

A nearly monthlong lockout of the league's 57 referees effectively ended Friday night when the referees, according to a league source, approve the collective bargaining deal that was agreed to in principle Tuesday on a voice vote.

Approval was expected after commissioner David Stern and referees' lead negotiator Lamell McMorris, both of whom had previously withdrawn from the talks, re-entered the negotiations and brokered the final settlement in a meeting at the NBA's New York headquarters.

The referees will conduct a brief training camp in New Jersey this weekend before receiving their assignments for the start of the regular season, which begins Tuesday night with four games.

bjjs 10-24-2009 10:03 AM

This is a great thing.

We'll once again get to see Dick Bavetta sarcastically nod as a player complains to deaf ears.

Dick Bavetta is such a good ref, that he officiates the game completely on player reaction. It's like a poker player playing without looking at his cards. Dick doesn't have to see the actualy play to make a call, he just has to see how people react on the court.

Gurk 10-24-2009 12:59 PM

That is amazing. Thank god I won't have to watch these crap replacement refs in there

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