Click here to Skip to main content
LATEST HEADLINES - NBA NEWS

Senior Vice President of NBA's referee operations resigns

By Official release
Posted Jun 28 2012 1:08PM

NEW YORK -- The NBA today announced the resignation of its Senior Vice President, Referee Operations, Major General Ronald L. Johnson, effective at the end of July.

Following a distinguished 32-year career as an Army combat engineer, Johnson, a two-star General, joined the NBA in 2008 to lead the league's newly formed Referee Operations department.

"When I was hired, Commissioner Stern asked me to apply my military and engineering background to improve the management processes and methods of an already superior officiating program," General Johnson said. "I feel I have accomplished that mission and, with great pride in having led the best referees in the world, I am ready to move on to my next challenge."

"From day one, Ron has worked tirelessly to maximize the on-court performance of NBA referees, while fostering a culture of compliance and discipline that is at the core of any officiating program's success," said NBA Commissioner David Stern. "We deeply appreciate Ron's contributions during his tenure and wish him well in his future endeavors."

The NBA will begin the process of identifying a replacement for General Johnson.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoNovember 22: Daily Zap
Get the best from the Saturday night slate of NBA action in the Daily Zap.
photoNovember 22: Top 10
Watch the top ten best high-flying, fast paced plays from Saturday night.
photoPelicans vs. Jazz
Anthony Davis scores a career-high 43 points (on 16-23 shooting) and grabs 14 huge rebounds to propel the Pelicans over the Jazz 106-94.
photoHarden's Big Night
James Harden scores 32 points in the Rockets 95-92 win over the Mavs.
photoMavericks vs. Rockets
James Harden erupts for 32 points to lead the Rockets over the Mavericks 95-92.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.