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asandhu23
10-23-2009, 11:11 PM
NEW YORK -- The NBA and the National Basketball Referees Association announced Friday that they have entered into a new two-year labor agreement. The agreement, which will cover the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons, ends the lockout of referees that commenced on September 18.



"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 will not be disclosed.

The NBA referees will begin a three-day training camp this weekend in order to prepare for the start of the regular season on Tuesday.

mzgrizz
10-23-2009, 11:24 PM
Best news I've heard all day. I just couldn't imagine going much longer with the fake refs.
It was BAD.

asandhu23
10-23-2009, 11:27 PM
Best news I've heard all day. I just couldn't imagine going much longer with the fake refs.
It was BAD.

you meant read?

D_Rose1118
10-23-2009, 11:38 PM
finally

TheKing23
10-23-2009, 11:39 PM
I'm very glad... Wayyyyy too many whistles with those replacements.

mzgrizz
10-23-2009, 11:45 PM
Yeah, the best news I've READ.
And The King is so on about the whistles. I think they blew their whistles every 45 seconds during the last preseason I saw Grizz v Hawks. It really distorts the game.
Certainly made most of us respect what we had before!!

jetsfan28
10-23-2009, 11:46 PM
Damn. I was hoping this would take a little longer, so maybe a couple of the replacements would stand out and end up sticking, they need some new blood in there.