Ronnie Nunn

Ronnie Nunn (born in Brooklyn, New York) is a former professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for nineteen seasons and served for five years as the league's Director of Officials. During his administrative tenure, he was host of Making the Call With Ronnie Nunn on NBA TV. He officiated 1,134 regular season, 73 playoffs, four NBA Finals games (1998 - 2002), and the 1996 NBA All-Star Game.

Nunn continues his career in basketball by serving as a consultant to the Euroleague, the National Basketball League of Australia and assists as the VP Basketball Ops of The Basketball League (TBL), a newly established USA pro basketball league. His NunnBetterRefs Camps ( provide instruction, training and development for enhancing the performance of basketball officials.

Additionally, Nunn created an innovated program, NewHoopsIQ ( designed to maximize player time and productivity while targeting methods and techniques to minimize fouling tendencies. Nunn implemented his program with the NY Knicks during the 2012-13 season helping to return them to the playoffs.

Early life

Nunn attended Brooklyn Technical High School where he was an All City Basketball player and All City Honorable Mention Baseball player and later attended George Washington University. He was inducted into the GWU Basketball Hall of Fame as well as being a member of GWU's Basketball All Century Team. After college, he played two seasons of professional basketball for Leon of the National Basketball Circuit in Mexico and named by the Mexico press as the North American player of the decade during the 70's. He was a member of three NBA team camps, the ABA Denver Rockets Camp, the NBA New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks training camps. Nunn became a ten year Special Education Teacher and Administrator and later became a Pace University Assistant Basketball Coach from 1978-82 before being appointed to the NBA Officiating staff in 1984.

NunnBetterRefs and Staff

The NunnBetterRefs Camp is led by Ronnie Nunn and is highly supported by an outstanding group of clinicians, instructors and guests that have been involved in professional and amateur basketball since their initial roots with the NBA ProAm to amateur and professional status as referees, NBA and NCAA observers.

They possess a unique ability to teach and progressively guide officials for all levels in their pursuits to attain higher level officiating and become effective at competitive levels of Varsity High School, College and Pro-oriented competitions including the NBA's grassroots programs, G-League, WNBA, NBA and all other worldwide competitive professional organizations like the Euroleague, NBL Australia, NBL Canada, FIBA, Pro-Am, etc. (affiliated logos below)

Below, see the various organizations that Ronnie has addressed, guided and presented to as a speaker / clinician.

His innovative NewHoopsIQ program targets hands-on methodologies for players and coaches on how to reduce unnecessary player fouling.

Those techniques are introduced and displayed to officials to improve their identifications of foul & no foul maneuvers that players can insert into their offensive and defensive game.

The NunnBetterRefs staff value one's training and development and collectively we appreciate the trust that each participant official places in us to improve their abilities in their personal and professional officiating goals and aspirations.

We encourage any official at any level to consider applying to the NBR Camp as a premier camp to meet their needs in pursuing success in basketball officiating.

Thank you!

Ronnie Nunn and the NBR Staff