The NBA has reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement with the National Basketball Referees Association, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
The new deal is for seven years and will be officially passed when the 60-plus members of the NBRA meet in Chicago next week. The old collective bargaining agreement had one year left.
Wojnarowski says the new deal will include “substantial raises” for referees and increased staffing of the NBA’s replay center in Secaucus, New Jersey. If that means shorter replay times, then this is definitely a positive.