Ronnie Nunn – The Legendary Referee

Ronnie Nunn was a talented ball player in Brooklyn. He played at Brooklyn Tech High School in which he was an All City Basketball player and Honorable Mention Baseball player. 

Nunn played college basketball at George Washington University in which he had a good four year career. He played professional basketball in Mexico for two seasons. He was invited to participate in the Knicks and Nets camp. 

After his playing days he was a Special Education Teacher for ten years. Then he became an assistant basketball coach at Pace University in New York. Also he was an assistant at Brooklyn Tech for two seasons.

Then Nunn move on to being an official in the Continental Basketball Association for two years. Then he officiated in the Pro-Am basketball league in New York City. Also, he has one year of high school officiating experience in New York and New Jersey. 

Nunn began his journey as an NBA official in 1984. He worked 1,134 regular-season, 73 playoff and four NBA Finals games, as well as the 1996 NBA All-Star Game, the 1993 McDonald’s Championship in Munich, Germany, the NBA Japan Summer Charity Games in 1996 and the 2000 Mexico Challenge. He has also been involved in the WNBA’s mentor program and is an NBA instructor during the summer.

After his officiating Nunn served for five years as the NBA Director of Officials. The he started his referee camp which is call NunnBetterRefs. Today he is an consultant and administrative person to The Basketball League (TBL) where he offers his officiating and admin expertise to all officials who prefer knowing and working pro-oriented games and instructs others who desire to become officials.

We honored Ronnie Nunn for his talents as a player and a referee. Thank you for giving back to the game to mentor aspiring officials.

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