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  1. Potential playoff scandal

    Henry Abbott

    In today's Per Diem, John Hollinger notes (Insider) that there's a small chance something really outlandish will happen in this year's playoff seedings. The Lakers and Clippers are candidates to finish with the ninth-best record in the West, but m...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  2. David Stern brushes off new Donaghy book

    Henry Abbott

    The Donaghy scandal has had a lot of talk, and fragments of insight, but for the first time this week it has an authoritative book, thanks to two years of research from Penn State associate professor of criminal justice Sean Patrick Griffin. That ...

    Blog | February 20, 2011
  3. When Tim Donaghy talks scandal

    Henry Abbott

    M. Haubs of The Painted Area interviewed Sean Patrick Griffin, author of an important new book about the NBA referee betting scandal. Haubs does a brilliant job of digging into, among other things, the way referee Tim Donaghy himself has controlle...

    Blog | February 18, 2011
  4. Donaghy scandal's ringleader speaks

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano James "Baba" Battista refused to talk to the FBI. Out of prison, he's unloading in a new book. In 2007, when it was all fresh, David Stern called the Tim Donaghy referee betting scandal the "worst situation that I have ever ...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  5. Malcolm Gladwell is making work for NBA referees

    Henry Abbott

    John Barr of ESPN's Enterprise Unit writes about Ron Johnson, who was hired to overhaul NBA refereeing after the Donaghy scandal. Barr writes: A fan of the Malcolm Gladwell book "Outliers," Johnson accepts Gladwell's theory that 10,000 hours of expe...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  6. Personal Foul: Tim Donaghy's NBA tell-all now available

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy's book, dropped in late October by a division of Random House, is back with a new title and a new publisher. "Personal Foul: A First-Person Account of the Scandal that Rocked the NBA" is now availa...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  7. Did Tim Donaghy fix games?

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott It's almost certainly the biggest question to arise from the Tim Donaghy scandal, and it's what Real Sports' Bryant Gumbel asked James Battista. Battista is one of the gamblers the former NBA referee plead guilty to conspiring w...

    Blog | November 24, 2009
  8. On Yelling at Referees

    Henry Abbott

    With the referees locked out, and nasty things being said about them generally, especially in the wake of the Tim Donaghy scandal, I have been thinking a little about how so many people have come to have such strong feelings about the people in the s...

    Blog | October 01, 2009
  9. FBI Veteran: Tim Donaghy is Telling the Truth

    Henry Abbott

    In the New York Daily News, John Marzulli reports: The man who put away John Gotti, baby-sat Sammy (Bull) Gravano, raided an Al Qaeda bomb factory and helped uncover the NBA betting scandal says Tim Donaghy told the truth. Philip Scala, the recently...

    Blog | August 03, 2008
  10. A Professional Gambler's Take on the Tim Donaghy Scandal

    Henry Abbott

    Haralabos Voulgaris leads a rare life. He's one of very few people -- Voulgaris estimates there may be as few as four or five -- who have achieved a high level of success betting full-time on the NBA. And he does very well at it. "In the last e...

    Blog | June 11, 2008
  11. That Was a Foul!

    Henry Abbott

    OK, there, big ol' NBA, let's be honest: You were on notice. No funny business! We have had our referee scandal, we have been accused of fixing games, and we have promised that such things would never never never no not ever happen again. You bounced...

    Blog | May 28, 2008
  12. Still Waiting for that Transparency

    Henry Abbott

    Matt Youmans of the Las Vegas Review Journal has a longish article about betting on the NBA in the wake of the Tim Donaghy scandal. It ends like this: The game is thriving despite the negative publicity created by the Donaghy controversy. "I thought...

    Blog | May 23, 2008
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Thom Loverro of The Washington Times: "The biggest figure -- Tim Donaghy -- in what should have been the most scandalous of the sports scandals of the past year -- a corrupt referee -- has faded into obscurity. The sport that should have been cripple...

    Blog | March 19, 2008
  14. The Salvatore Side of the Story: Gambling Scandals and Referees

    Henry Abbott

    This is the fourth installment in a series based on a recent interview with NBA referee Bennett Salvatore a week ago today. Go back to the first, second, and third posts for more on Salvatore. NBA referees have been in the news lately, particularly b...

    Blog | November 16, 2007
  15. How's Your Transparency Going?

    Henry Abbott

    Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News wrote yesterday: In the biggest fallout from the Tim Donaghy betting scandal to date, six NBA refs have been disciplined by the league for breaking its strict, if unrealistic, anti-gambling rules. Sources sa...

    Blog | October 22, 2007
  16. Shaking the Officiating Hierarchy by the Shoulders

    Henry Abbott

    Even though the Tim Donaghy scandal has not produced any evidence of widespread problems among referees, I still see it as a rare opportunity for the NBA to make some improvements in the officiating and security departments -- parts of the NBA that n...

    Blog | July 30, 2007