The NBA and the National Basketball Referees Association have entered into a new collective bargaining agreement.
The seven-year agreement, which was announced Thursday, starts with the 2022-23 season and stretches through 2028-29, according to a press release. The previous agreement expired at the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
The contract addressed salary, travel, pension and marketing issue rights and was ratified by the overwhelming majority of the NBA referees, the NBRA announced.
“We are pleased with the outcome of the negotiations,” NBRA executive board member and veteran official Marc Davis said. “The league has made clear that they value the contributions we make to the game’s integrity, and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship together. We are all excited to start the new season.”
The league’s CBA with the players runs through the 2023-24 season, but both sides can agree to opt out following the 2022-23 season in December. If they do so, a new agreement would have to be in place before the 2023-24 season begins.