NEW YORK — Joe Borgia, who expended 32 a long time in the NBA as a referee and government, announced his retirement Tuesday.
Between the highlights of Borgia’s tenure with the league is the NBA Replay Heart in Secaucus, New Jersey, which opened for the 2014-15 season and has come to be a fixture as aspect of equally in-sport assessments and examination of the league’s referees.
“I am grateful to have experienced the opportunity to officiate at the top of our occupation and then transition to a role dedicated to the improvement and improvement of our officers,” Borgia claimed. “I am specially happy of the NBA Replay Center. Its continued evolution in improving upon our video game is an example of the determination the NBA’s Referee Operations office has to excellence and innovation.”
Borgia was hired to the NBA referee workers in 1988. He officiated 10 seasons right before an harm compelled him to end in 1998. He joined the basketball and referee operations department in 1999 and retired Tuesday with the title of senior vice president for referee operations.
“Joe’s imprint on the NBA and contributions to a multitude of officiating platforms will be long lasting,” NBA president of league operations Byron Spruell explained. “We thank him for his leadership, enthusiasm and fully commited service to the activity, and wish him the very best in his retirement.”
Borgia’s officiating occupation incorporated two of the most well-known game titles in NBA historical past — the optimum-scoring recreation, a 186-184 gain by Detroit about Denver on Dec. 13, 1983, and a quintuple-extra time game concerning Seattle and Milwaukee on Nov. 9, 1989.
Borgia’s father was Sid Borgia, who worked in the NBA from 1946 through 1966 as a referee and then the league’s supervisor of officers.