NBA Refs, Preseason, and Contract Extensions

Posted: 23rd October 2009 by Busta Bucket in NBA
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It was announced today that the NBA and it's officials have come to terms on a two-year agreement . After spending the entire preseason with replacement refs, the league will have the real officials for opening night next week. Thinking back to last year, it's hard to imagine replacements could be much worse than the original officials, but it was a nightmare. Here's what Stern had to say about the agreement: "We are pleased to reach this agreement. The negotiations extended further than either side had hoped, but when our regular season tips off on Tuesday we'll have the best referees in the world officiating our games. We appreciate the job done by our replacement officials during the preseason." With the end of the replacement refs, comes the end of the preseason. I've never in my life ...

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