Lillard expressed a sentiment of empathy, the likes of which McCutchen and his team aspire to establish. Head couches take the second place and their salaries are the closest to the salaries of the NBA players. But to those in this room, around this screen, that question is moot; it wasn't the inconclusive nature of the collision between James and Durant that triggered the trip to the scorer's table to review the play on the replay monitor, but rather the crew's lack of certainty that James was fully outside the restricted area.
Mindful of that, he focused his attention on the players' upper bodies, because that's often where the contact between defender and offensive player would occur. I want to get paid in my country.
Except for the great earnings and career advancements, it provides a lot of benefits to its workers. The NBA's new vice president and head of referee development and training, McCutchen observes the Game 1 crew move with precision from end to end. I am a professor of economics at Southern Utah University who has spent the last two decades researching sports and economics.
Watching him on the court and his pacing, he...
From where Monty McCutchen is sitting in the raucous lower bowl of Oracle Arena, about 20 rows up from the floor during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, a multitude of spotlights bathe the court with a warm glow.
But this job position offers some other benefits too.
The seniors earn much more, but the beginners also make nice amounts in comparison with beginner salaries of other professions.
All the while, the three officials, several feet away, had to focus their eyes on Durant's upward shooting motion and the positioning of James' torso, as well as the location of his feet.
You are here: It's not like you're going to get away with it. NBA refs that are assigned to the playoffs can make much more for each game they officiate.
The beginner referees earn significantly lower amounts. And average pay in these leagues is at least three times the average pay in the WNBA. Still, the replay appeared to show that James was adjusting his upper body as Durant planted his right foot and moved into his shooting motion.
Yet referees are prohibited from saying anything, apart from a couple of boilerplate quotes to a pool reporter following the game before they go marinate in their blunder. Two whistles pierce the deafening roar of the crowd. Also, they have a lot of free time for pleasure and enjoyment with earned money.
They drive the value of the league and hold themselves to exceedingly high professional standards, because their jobs depend on it -- not unlike officials. That's part of the national discussion that spills over into the arena. An independent website examining data from the controversial "Last Two Minutes Reports" determined that more than 92 percent of calls during that period are correct.
Here's how much NBA referees are paid per game and their annual salary. McCutchen, one of the league's most respected game officials, was hired to oversee referee development and training.
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