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  1. NBA selects Mike Bantom as new VP of referees

    Marc Stein

    The NBA has selected longtime league executive and former player Mike Bantom as its new executive vice president of referee operations.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  2. Marc Stein: NBA referees expect to be locked out on Oct. 1

    Marc Stein

    The lead negotiator and spokesman for NBA referees announced Thursday that the referees expect to be locked out when exhibition play starts Oct. 1 after contract negotiations with the league broke down this week.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2009
  3. NBA could use replacement referees, as talks stall

    Marc Stein

    The NBA could be looking at replacement referees after talks broke down on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2009
  4. Sources: NBA, referees far apart on new deal

    Marc Stein

    The NBA's current contract with its 60-odd referees runs out next week and the sides appear to be far apart on a new deal, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2009
  5. League won't immediately release probe's findings

    Marc Stein

    It appears that the release of the Pedowitz Report -- a review of the NBA's investigation in the wake of the Tim Donaghy scandal -- will not be immediate.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2008
  6. Game 4 not the finest hour for No. 24

    Marc Stein

    Kobe might be the ultimate closer, but after Game 4, he's 48 minutes closer to being closed out by Boston, writes Marc Stein.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2008
  7. Stern speaks, but big questions (and answers) remain

    Marc Stein

    Now that David Stern has addressed the NBA's gambling scandal, Marc Stein looks at the issues still facing the league.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2007
  8. Players react to Donaghy scandal

    Marc Stein

    The first NBA referees to return to their uniforms in the wake of betting allegations against Tim Donaghy could be found just 24 hours later. You simply had to be in the faraway, (almost) forgotten outpost of Vancouver to see them. Bennie Adams and...

    Blog | Conversation | July 22, 2007
  9. What's next for the NBA is a good hook

    Marc Stein

    Facing the fallout of a crooked referee case, David Stern and the NBA have some large credibility challenges ahead, Marc Stein writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2007
  10. This ejection looks permanent

    Marc Stein

    Kudos to my colleague Chris Sheridan. He called it. Sheridan wrote in the immediate aftermath of Sunday's scenes in Dallas that referee Joey Crawford would be suspended for the rest of the season. I certainly expected the league to suspend him and ev...

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2007
  11. Suns owner fined $25,000 for complaining to refs

    Marc Stein

    If you were figuring that Mark Cuban would be the first victim of the NBA's new so-called Code of Conduct for owners, you figured wrong.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2006
  12. Referees to report to camp next weekend

    Marc Stein

    NBA referees will report to their training camp in New Jersey next weekend as scheduled after voting Friday to approve the league's latest contract proposal, league sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2004
  13. Agreement appears close

    Marc Stein

    NBA referees will meet Friday in Chicago to decide whether to accept or reject the league's latest contract proposal, league sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2004
  14. Nelson on Isiah's comments: 'It's comical, really'

    Marc Stein

    Don Nelson couldn't help but laugh at the assertion that his remarks have caused the refs' crackdown on Indiana.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2003
  15. Referee Stafford received two-game suspension

    Marc Stein

    Two game officials were recently sanctioned in the wake of run-ins with Miami coach Pat Riley -- one suspended and the other fined.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2003
  16. Jordan denied another storybook ending

    Marc Stein

    Notebook: As always, referees do a thankless job

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2003