I support the cause for Bill V to ref in the NBA, even if you do not. But have mercy on his poor soul and keep it local.
Unlike what Trump and Mark Cuban used to say on tv: YOURE HIRED!
There are 30 teams in the NBA with the majority of them being in the central or eastern United States requiring extensive travel. NBA refs are full time jobs during the season. Huge difference from the 2 games a week Big West schedule with local travel and 1 hour flights except for Hawaii.
San Francisco Warriors
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers
All short travel from Long Beach/Orange County. 1 hour flights.
I submit for your thought this fact: It might more difficult to get to SLO for a Big West game than any of these NBA venues.
Without knowing the ref that is it possible he would rather work local for college games and not have to travel so much in the NBA?
Let me put it another way. Bill Vinovich is a SUPERSTAR in terms of football officiating. As you say he has done the last two super bowls.
Meanwhile, in his other job, he is relegated to Big West basketball, not working in pro hoops play.
He's solid in hoops. But GOD LIKE in football.
Understand what I'm saying?
P.S. I cannot judge his work as a CPA, that is not in front of my eyes. My guess is he is very good at that also.
If you are intimating that he is not a good basketball official you are way off base. As a matter of fact he is one of the best Big West basketball officials.
BTW, he has a local CPA business in the OC.
I'll be nice and say I respect him greatly as a football official. Some folks work multiple sports (announcers, refs, etc.) but not all succeed in each sport.
He has been the referee for 2 Super Bowls already.
Didnít he do the Super Bowl a year ago?
Recognize the white hat in todays SF/Dallas NFL game?
He is Bill Vinovich. He was the lead ref at our MBB game vs Fooolerton.
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