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 a co-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 minor pro basketball league. His NunnBetterRefs Camps ( provide instruction, training and development for enhancing the performance of basketball officials.

Additionally, Nunn created an innovative program, NewHoopsIQ ( designed to maximize player time and productivity while targeting methods and techniques to minimize fouling tendencies. Nunn implemented his program as a specialty coach with the NY Knicks during the 2012-13 season helping Head Coach Mike Woodson and his staff coaching return to the playoffs after a considerable long term playoff absence .

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 having only played two seasons before injury sidelined him.

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 & 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.

He has returned to become an active consultant and admin 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 candidates vying to be selected to the following programs:

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.

Below are the organizations and their logos that Ronnie has addressed, guided and presented to as a speaker / clinician throughout his career as an NBA Official and as the former NBA Director of Officials

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 ability to identify fouls /no foul maneuvers that players insert into their offensive / defensive game.

The NunnBetterRefs Staff values training and development and collectively we appreciate the trust that each participant official places in us to improve their abilities in their amateur 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 instruction and developmental needs in pursuing higher levels of success in their basketball officiating pursuts.

Thank you!

Ronnie Nunn and the NBR Staff