HoopsHype Richie Philips rumors

June 4, 2013 Updates

Richie Phillips, a hard-charging negotiator for NBA referees and Major League Baseball umpires, has died. He was 72. Phillips' death was reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer, which said he died Friday of cardiac arrest at his second home in Cape May, N.J. His death was confirmed by the D'Anjolell Memorial Home in Broomall, where a viewing is scheduled Thursday. Boston Herald

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