NBA and National Basketball Referees Association approve seven-year CBA agreement

NEW YORK – The NBA and the National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) announced today that they have entered into a new seven-year collective bargaining agreement, commencing with the 2015-16 season. The new agreement, which runs through the 2021-22 season, will replace the current CBA, which was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season.

“The NBA takes great pride in our world-class referee program and we are pleased to extend the league’s partnership with the NBRA for another seven years,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “Recent efforts including state-of-the-art development and training programs, improved use of instant replay through the NBA Replay Center and unprecedented transparency concerning call accuracy have been instrumental in strengthening the game.   We commend our officials for embracing these technological innovations and thank them for the high level of professionalism with which they perform their jobs.”

Per league policy, terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.