Candace Buckner: Pointed out at press row, lead ref Bill Spooner didn’t return to the floor after the first half. Only Scott Wall & Marat Kogut officiating.
Bill Spooner Rumors
Saw referee Bill Spooner in Detroit last Friday for the first time in a long time and when we were catching up before the game, he mentioned that former ref Greg Willard was having a terrible time fighting pancreatic cancer that hit him last year. I got to know Greg just a little bit over the years in various Marriott concierge lounges and he was a very nice man and a fine referee. That’s what made it hard last night when I got news that he’d passed away; six months younger than I am and a terrible, terrible loss.