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The Basketball Officials Proficiency Course (BOPC) is an interactive program designed to provide women’s basketball officials with an in-depth study of the rules, mechanics, and positioning.
In Position Camp is a teaching camp. Your mechanics, positioning and game management skills will be assessed and evaluated by experienced court clinicians and assignors in attendance.
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As we observe Black History month and watch on television all the officials of color, it is good to remember that someone had to be the first. In the NBA that first person was Kenny Hudson. The following is his obituary reprinted from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette dated 05/17/2012:
Kenneth Samuel Hudson made history in 1968 by becoming the first African-American full-time referee in the National Basketball Association, but his legacy stretches far beyond the court. The pioneering Pittsburgh native spent four years officiating in the NBA before working in Boston and Atlanta in an executive capacity at Coca-Cola and as vice president of community affairs for the Boston Celtics Limited Partnership.
Mr. Hudson died May 9 in hospice care in Atlanta. He battled prostate cancer since 1997 and suffered brain damage in a recent fall. He was 72. The night after his death, the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics tipped…
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4021 White Plains Road
Bronx, NYto Follow
Friday, February 1, 2019
Service. 6:30 – 7:30
Repast to Follow
550 Balcom Ave
Bronx, NY 10465
8pm – 12am
I am going to miss Leon Barrett. What a great guy. I was lucky to spend a lot of time with him when his son Andre’s star was ascending at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in the Soundview section of the Bronx. – Chuck Vasser