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kozelkid
07-02-2008, 02:52 PM
NBA commissioner David Stern means business on this whole referee flap. On Tuesday, the league hired Army Maj. Gen. Ronald L. Johnson as senior vice president of referee operations, a newly created position to help strengthen the league's officiating programs following the Tim Donaghy scandal. Johnson will oversee all aspects of officiating, while Stu Jackson will continue to handle all other domestic and international basketball matters.

"I'm thrilled," said Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, a frequent critic of the league's officiating. "I think it's the perfect hire."

Johnson recently retired after 32 years of service as a combat engineer. He was commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region division, from 2003-04, responsible for overseeing $18 billion of reconstruction in Iraq.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/cs-080701-nba-referees-military-boss-tim-donaghy,0,6150464.story

haha, hopefully he makes them "drop and give him 20"