Report: NBA, refs union reach tentative agreement on new deal

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — The NBA and the union representing the game’s officials have reached a tentative agreement on a new, seven-year deal that will run through the 2021-22 season, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

A vote on final ratification of the deal is expected to come Thursday in Chicago, where the union’s members are scheduled to gather. More from Yahoo! Sports:

The NBA and the NBRA opened talks with a year left on the existing collective bargaining agreement, and will replace the final season of the current five-year agreement with terms on a new deal, sources told Yahoo Sports. The referees’ new deal will include substantial raises for referees and the staffing of the league’s replay center in Secaucus, N.J., with refs, sources said.

The NBA will be generating significantly more revenue with a new $24 billion television contract beginning in 2016.



  1. squala96 says:

    All these allegations that refs are on LeBron’s side are pure myth. He is also a victim of too many non-calls when people foul him.

  2. NBAIQ says:

    I think the fans should vote in refs for All-Star Games and NBA Finals. Also the league should keep track of refs performance throughout the season. Rating them from least missed calls to refs who let guys take 8 steps per play with no call.

  3. Andy says:

    So how much did they agree to take in exchange for giving lebron a few more rings?

  4. emmanuel geeza williams says:

    I hope refs get increases in their agreement.They may miss some calls but they do a great job.Keep it up guys.

  5. not a fan of anybody says:

    Personally know an old time ref- one of the most straight up guys I have ever met.

  6. Ramon Perez says:

    Maybe the refs screwed them over in game six of that series, but in game seven the refs gave them every opportunity to win that game, and they could not make there free throws, if they would have made at least a couple more free throws from all the ones they missed, they would have won that game easily, so that is not the refs fault that they were missing there free throws in that game.

  7. Stopmakingexcuses says:

    You right on Danny. These refs cost the Kings the 2002 NBA title. Every call was against them in crunch time. It was sad to see, and who was behind it? TIM DONAGHY!! Happened before, it will happen again… Lakers should vacate that title. #sacramentoproud

  8. Danny Wong says:

    can we have all the referee in the playoff not be bias please

    • Evan says:

      That’s a horrible insinuation Danny. Nba Officials are the best of the best. Every team get calls they shouldn’t and don’t get some they should. Basketball played at this level is fast and furious and you need to remember there are ten players on the court that just a few officials are trying to watch. They don’t get the benefit of all the replays and camera angles the viewers at home have. I can honestly tell you no official brings bias into any game, playoff or otherwise.

      • Stopmakingexcuses says:

        Don’t forget about Tim Donaghy

      • anothercavsfan says:

        hard to believe lakers vs. kings WCF in 2002 wasn’t set up

      • Icanhonestlycallyouatool says:

        I’d call it a direct and accurate evaluation instead of an insinuation because there wasn’t a thing that was subtle about it. As a fan of the team that won the championship, I can say without a doubt that refs are at times biased. The term “superstar calls” exists for a reason.

      • That guy, says:

        Then why are FIBA refs better?