Ronnie Nunn

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Ronnie Nunn (born in Brooklyn, New York)[1] is a former professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for nineteen seasons and served for five years as the league's Director of Officials,[2] until being reassigned in 2008 in the wake of the Tim Donaghy scandal. More recently he was host of Making the Call With Ronnie Nunn for seven seasons on NBA TV.[3] He officiated 1,134 regular season, 73 playoff, four NBA Finals games, and the 1996 NBA All-Star Game.[2]. Nunn continues his career in basketball by serving as a consultant to the Euroleague and the (NBL) National Basketball League of Australia, along with being a guest analyst for BBallbreakdown.com and Operation administrator with the newly established professional league,(TBL), The Basketball League. His NunnBetterRefs Camps (nunnbetterrefs.com) provide instruction, training and development for enhancing the performance of basketball officials. His Twitter account @NunnBetterRefs also provides commentary and answers to referee decisions and calls for all aficionados of basketball worldwide. Additionally, Nunn created an innovated program, NewHoopsIQ (ronnienunn.com) designed to maximize player time and productivity while targeting to minimize fouling tendencies. Nunn implemented his program with the NY Knicks during the 2012-13 season as a "specialty coach" assisting them in their return to the playoffs from considerable long term absence.

Early life[edit]

Nunn attended Brooklyn Technical High School where he was an All City Basketball player and Honorable Mention Baseball player and later attended George Washington University.He was inducted into the GWU Basketball Hall of Fame as well as being part of GWU's Basketball's All Century Team [1] After college, he played two seasons of professional basketball for Leon of the Circuito Nacional de basket Mexico and named by the Mexico press as the North American player of the decade during the 70's. [1] He was a member of two NBA team camps, the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets and a member of the ABA Denver Rockets Camp. [1] Nunn became a ten-year Special Education Teacher and Administrator and later became a Pace University Assistant Basketball Coach from 1978-82 before being appointed to the NBA Officiating staff in 1984.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Nunn Better Story". National Pro-Am City Leagues Association, Inc. 2006-06-07. Retrieved 2007-08-06. (dead link as of at least June 24, 2010)
  2. ^ a b "Q&A with Ronnie Nunn, NBA Director of Officials". National Basketball Association. Retrieved 2007-08-06.
  3. ^ "NBA TV". National Basketball Association. Retrieved 2007-08-06.