NBA referees head to work with new two-year contract

October 24, 2009

(ChattahBox) — The NBA and its referees union reached agreement on a two-year contract, ending a lockout of more than a month and avoiding using replacements when the season starts.  The refs will begin a three-day training camp this weekend in order to get ready for the start of the regular season, which begins on Tuesday.

“We are pleased to reach this agreement,” NBA commissioner David Stern said. “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.”

Per league policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


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