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    Default Ed Rush: "See, where I come from, in the NBA, there's a code"

    Ed Rush was the Pac-12 head official. In an officials meeting he made a comment that he would give $5,000 to an official who T'd up Arizona's HC. When the comments became public, Rush relied on the old " I was just joking" defense.

    Now wouldn't you know, he doesn't say that he shouldn't have said it, it's that the other officials should have lived by the "code" of the officials lockerroom.

    "That was wrong place, wrong time, wrong audience," Rush said. "See, where I come from, in the NBA, there's a code that you definitely follow. You never, ever take the conversations in that locker room outside. I learned that code in 1966. Mendy Rudolph taught me that. You talk to the NBA officials, they all follow the code.

    "There's a few guys (in the Pac-12) who didn't follow that code. They missed that part, and that's a shame. That's a very important part of the bond and the profession. Shame on me for not knowing that, but I used poor judgment. So that's my regret. Other than that, we got after it. We spent a lot of time. We definitely made some inroads in the right direction."
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    Am I the only one that this rubs the wrong way? What secrets could officials have to keep silent? Had another official blew the whistle on his extra-marital affair, then I understand that. But he's talking about a code about how officials operate.

    This is why NBA officiating is a joke, IMHO.

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    Default Re: Ed Rush: "See, where I come from, in the NBA, there's a code"

    IMO NBA officiating is by far the best.

    Granted, with any profession there will be a few bad apples. But for the most part these guys are very, very good at what they do.

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    Default Re: Ed Rush: "See, where I come from, in the NBA, there's a code"

    Funny, I concider NBA officials the worst.

    So much so that I think a lot of them are crooked. I dont care to get this thread off track, but I do not think the league is rigged. But I would not trust a NBA official as far as I could throw him.

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    Default Re: Ed Rush: "See, where I come from, in the NBA, there's a code"

    Seems to me that conversation was "taken outside" and applied when AZ's head coach got T'd up for no good reason.

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    Default Re: Ed Rush: "See, where I come from, in the NBA, there's a code"

    Oh yes, I love the movie For A Few Good Men..... Col. Jessup would have made a great ref.
    You know how hippos are made out to be sweet and silly, like big cows, but are actually extremely dangerous and can kill you with stunning brutality? The Pacers are the NBA's hippos....Matt Moore CBS Sports....

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    Default Re: Ed Rush: "See, where I come from, in the NBA, there's a code"

    When I think of the "code", things like the post game conversation that Joey Crawford must of had with this fellow officials after throwing Tim Duncan out the game while sitting on the bench. You know there was a laugh riot among the officials on that one.

    Or pre game conversations like "the first guy to give me the stink eye tonight is gonne pick up 2 quick ones"

    I'm sure that crap happens all the time.

    At some level I think the officials are a bit jaded, because they see all these scrub players making millions of dollars for sitting on the bench, while they get paid a comparable paltry amount for job they do.
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    Default Re: Ed Rush: "See, where I come from, in the NBA, there's a code"

    I believe the term Rush is looking for is " honor among thieves".

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    Default Re: Ed Rush: "See, where I come from, in the NBA, there's a code"

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    IMO NBA officiating is by far the best.
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    Default Re: Ed Rush: "See, where I come from, in the NBA, there's a code"

    Wow. How can you be this stupid. The only reason he's sorry is because he got caught and not because he did or said something unethical.

    He started reffing in 1966, huh? It's time for him to find something else to do with his life.
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    I suppose in comparison to the other forms of basketball....

    Heck, at least Crawford is hilarious..when he's not reffing the Pacers.

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    Default Re: Ed Rush: "See, where I come from, in the NBA, there's a code"

    College officiating took a major dive when they introduced the restriced area under the hoop. It seems to have confused the refs to no end.

    Otherwise, college (Except the B1G) refs tend to be more consistent than NBA refs. IMO, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
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    College officiating took a major dive when they introduced the restriced area under the hoop. It seems to have confused the refs to no end.

    Otherwise, college (Except the B1G) refs tend to be more consistent than NBA refs. IMO, of course.
    That is just because it is a stupid rule, and I can imagine is extremely difficult to get used to when down on the floor. As not only is there a lot of bodies down there to obstruct the view, they also have to be watching for other fouls. While that is easy with the perspective of a camera high up in the stands, it is much more difficult from the perspective of a ref on the court. I have always kind of wondered if having a ref in a booth calling down fouls to the refs on the court could work.

    I do agree with you though, except I think NBA refs are much more predictable, but only because they are predictably bad and biased. College refs are much more consistently good.

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    That is just because it is a stupid rule, and I can imagine is extremely difficult to get used to when down on the floor. As not only is there a lot of bodies down there to obstruct the view, they also have to be watching for other fouls. While that is easy with the perspective of a camera high up in the stands, it is much more difficult from the perspective of a ref on the court. I have always kind of wondered if having a ref in a booth calling down fouls to the refs on the court could work.

    I do agree with you though, except I think NBA refs are much more predictable, but only because they are predictably bad and biased. College refs are much more consistently good.
    I think that NBA refs would be awesome if the were suspended in the air by wires like the Broadway version of Peter Pan.

    On second thought it might make them look like puppets since you probably wouldn't be able to see who's pulling the strings.

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    You watch the NCAA tournament this season? They have the director of officials on call with CBS to help interpret them for the fans because the officiating is so bad. Officiating is a hard job. Most nights the NBA refs are a nonfactor, which shows just how good they are.

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    I think that NBA refs would be awesome if the were suspended in the air by wires like the Broadway version of Peter Pan.

    On second thought it might make them look like puppets since you probably wouldn't be able to see who's pulling the strings.

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