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Longtime NBA ref Bavetta retiring
Dick Bavetta
Dick Bavetta's 2,635 consecutive regular-season games officiated is a record.
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Dick Bavetta, who set an ironman streak among NBA referees, is retiring after 39 years, the league announced Tuesday.

Bavetta's 2,635 consecutive regular-season games officiated is a record.

"Dick's dedication and commitment to his craft has been an inspiration to all NBA officials," NBA president Rod Thorn said in a statement. "We are grateful for his contributions to our league, and we wish him the best as he enjoys his well-earned retirement."  Full Story


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