Legendary NBA Referee Dick Bavetta To Reportedly Retire
It’s not often that you know the name of a referee or umpire in your favorite sport.
Dick Bavetta made his name known, not by crazy antics during the game, not by making bad calls, but by the respect he commanded as he did his job every day.
After 39 years, the referee is calling it a career according to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee.
I am hearing that longtime NBA veteran referee Dick Bavetta is retiring. Not official yet though, according to NBA sources. Bavetta is 74.
— Ailene Voisin (@ailene_voisin) July 29, 2014
Bavetta is 74 years old.
Check out one of his career highlights below.