Posted February 26, 2014

Report: NBA to begin issuing reports on referees’ blown calls

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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been fined nearly $2 million since taking over the Mavs in 2000. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been fined nearly $2 million as Mavericks owner. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

In an interview with Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban dropped an interesting nugget: New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has reportedly decided the league will begin issuing teams reports about blown calls in an effort to be more transparent.

The outspoken Cuban, 55, who has been fined a total of nearly $2 million since taking over the team in 2000, said he’s been asking for years for this kind of report from the league.

From Beck’s report:

“I think he’s taken some great steps on the officiating. There’s been more changes in 15 days, or whatever it is, than I saw in 14 years. So I like what he’s doing there…Those are things that never would have happened. I’ve been asking for it forever. It’s not all the way there, but it’s starting to happen.”

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The blown calls reports have been generated and circulated within league offices for years, but the new reports will, according to Cuban, be disseminated to the 30 NBA teams, with one source Beck quotes saying they will be distributed to teams on a biweekly basis.

The league has, from time to time, publicly acknowledged when one of its refs makes an incorrect call, especially in a late-game situation, but these new reports to teams will be more comprehensive and list any number of incorrect calls at any time during the game, according to Beck.

Beck said a league spokesman declined comment when asked to respond to Cuban’s claim of the rollout of the new reports.

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