Basketball Referee Resources

These are all the official resources you can find in the basketball referee universe. We keep them up to date.   If you have something missing, please let us know here. Use these resources and spread the word!  

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Damir Javor: Modern Officiating Personified

This season, Slovenian Top Referee Damir Javor had the best season of his life in terms of nominations: in May, he officiated the memorable Euroleague Final Game between CSKA and Fenerbahçe that went into overtime. In August, he traveled to Rio for the Olympics, and lately, he worked an NBA...

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Stop Thinking Too Much Will Solve Your Problems

I like young and enthusiastic referees. They want to be on the top! NOW! Even now it’s too late… This passion leaves young people with no or very little patience. But that’s normal, so no worries, my Friend! What you should consider is what it means to you on the court,...

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Joe Crawford: The Legacy and More

3 FUNNY MOMENTS – MYTHS AND TRUTHS Apart from the Duncan-issue (see down below), there are some funny and even misunderstood plays hanging around the internet featuring Joe Crawford. We tried to shed light on three of these, asking right from The Right Man what happened.

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5 Reasons To Be A Humble Referee

Steve Seibel said in an interview, “the more humble you are, the stronger you are perceived.” It is not easy to see the real meaning of this sentence. Especially when you are a young and very motivated referee. As a baby referee, you want to show that you are strong....

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4 Things You Should Know About Darell Garretson

This month, late NBA official Darell Garretson joined the NBA Hall of Fame. Few would argue that after officiating more than 2,000 NBA games, including 269 play-off and 41 finals match-ups from 1967 to 1994, there is anything left to say to justify his election into the Hall of Fame. Besides officiating...

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Advanced Tips from Joe Crawford – Difficult Situations

PRE-GAME PREPARATION AND CONTROL MANAGING DIFFICULT SITUATIONS Basketball is a game filled with emotions. It happens just too often that some participants go beyond the line and show signs of frustration. The referees are indeed part of the game and should act as an intermediary. However, there are times when...

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