REFEREE - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta retires <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta retires</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T16:46:03.022-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt;After 39 years of calling games NBA, Dick Bavetta is calling it quits.One of the NBA's most recognizable referees has retired from the game, the league announced Tuesday.The Brooklyn native's career saw him referee in the CBA, the Rucker League, FIBA, and New York City's public and Catholic High School leagues.His first NBA game was Dec. 2, 1975, at Madison Square Garden. He went on to referee in 2,635 consecutive regular season games.“I am most proud of never having missed an as...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href=""> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:46:03 MDT