NBA official’s know they’re not perfect. They’re just sick of Commissioner Adam Silver ratting them out like Henry Hill. Today, the NBA officials union petitioned Silver to stop the league practice of releasing public reports detailing officiating mistakes during the last two minutes of each game.
NBA officials union calls for end to Last Two Minute Reports
— NBA.com (@NBAcom) June 8, 2016
The public perception of NBA officials is that they’re inept. That’s false. Officials have an 87% accuracy rate on their calls. In any other business, that level of accuracy would get you stock options and a personalized parking space. If you’re an NBA official, it gets you pushed out the front door by Adam Silver to explain yourself to the awaiting mob, angrily waiving the league issued report.
The NBA argues releasing the officiating report is in the interest of transparency. Colin disagrees.
“It’s not transparency, it’s tattling. When you have an imperfect business, and you release memos on the imperfection, it goes past transparency it goes into tattling on our employees.”
Nobody wins by the NBA pointing out officiating mistakes. It doesn’t satisfy the public. They’re never satisfied. It doesn’t improve officiating. It only breeds resentment from the refs toward the league.
“Officiating, parenting, gambling, scouting, meteorology are imperfect industries. Should baseball release a memo after every game on missed balls and strikes from umpires? This is a butcher job by Adam Silver, and I like him.”
The thought of any other large corporation releasing a memo to point out their own deficiencies to the general public is laughable.
“You’ve never owned a business, if you think it’s great business to illustrate your company’s weakness to the public. You hide. If you’re Under Armour, you’re Nike, you’re Adidas, you’re Puma. you don’t illustrate your weakness to the stock market.”