Tim MacMahon: Mavs owner Mark Cuban says that when he sees Dwyane Wade thinks about the Finals the Mavs lost to the Heat, not the title Dallas won in Miami. “I think about Jack Nees. I think about Bennett Salvatore,” Cuban said, naming a couple of retired referees. “I think about 937 free throws.” Added Cuban: “It’s the only Finals where you had other players asking if it’s fixed. But you know I don’t hold 10-year grudges.”
Bennett Salvatore Rumors
20 Dec 12
Two veteran referees are returning this season: Bennett Salvatore, who missed last season because of an injury, and Sean Corbin, who left two years ago to work college games. Corbin returned to the N.B.A. last year as a department advisor in and has now rejoined the full-time officiating pool. The league also announced one departure: Tommy Nunez Jr.