A story was broken yesterday by our friends at the worldwide leader, ESPN, saying how a ôRef agreement closerö in the NBA. After both NBA Commissioner David Stern and refereesÆ union representative Lamell McMorris separately pulled out of negotiations weeks ago, many believed replacement refs were an undeniably sad reality. But now, referees are planning to vote on a newer version of an NBA/ref agreement, which may bring the referees back this year. The vote is scheduled to happen this Friday at league offices in New York, as the league is hopeful to get veteran referees back in time for the NBA regular seasonÆs start, next Tuesday. And while NBA officials declined comment Tuesday, NBA PlayersÆ Association head Billy Hunter expressed his true feelings about the possibility of the ve ...
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