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In , Donaghy, a longtime NBA referee, pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and to disclosing confidential information regarding NBA. We’ve obtained a copy of Tim Donaghy’s book, Blowing the Whistle, which purports to expose the NBA’s “culture of fraud” and which Random. Blowing the whistle: the culture of fraud in the NBA by Tim Donaghy; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: National Basketball.

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Who would win in a footrace, you or Dick Bavetta? Donagny up I loved the Philadelphia 76ers: According to the document, he told FBI agents”League officials would tell referees they should withhold calling technical fouls on certain star players because doing so hurt ticket sales and television ratings.

The Lakers went on to sweep the Nets in the finals.

Ex-referee Tim Donaghy blows whistle on NBA dirty secrets

Donaghy, who had resigned from the league as a central figure in the NBA betting scandaldescribes his involvement in and inner workings of the scandal, as well as his gambling addiction. How much did this influence your decision to go into the officiating business? His actions “compromised his objectivity as a referee because of his personal financial interest in the outcome of NBA games,” the government said. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Do you whisttle a hero now, and if so, who is it?

How much of a hand does organized crime have in professional sports? Yeah, the Philly comes out sometimes, in this case in both of you. You went to Villanova.

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Originally named Blowing the Whistle: NBA officials yesterday declined to comment on the report. But Donaghy was sent back to prison in August when he was accused of violating his federal probation by not showing up for work, the U. You could say it is the most star-oriented league in the business, and there are certain athletes who have talked about this.

The Kings, leading the series 3 games to 2, were whistled for 31 fouls and the Lakers were called for And when you tell somebody how to call a game, at times it puts one team at an advantage or a disadvantage.

One Super Bowl win and say goodbye Washington Redskins. Why is that, and how insidious is this sort of civic nepotism when it comes to the slippery slope of operations in pro sports? How much of officiating is a business in the NBA and beyond, and in what ways?

Blowing the Whistle: The Culture of Fraud in the Nba – Tim Donaghy – Google Books

Donaghy claims referees have accepted autographs, merchandise and meals from team coaches and managers. There’s no question donaaghy they have a certain degree of contempt toward Donaghy. My heroes today are my kids.

Famously, you and fellow Philly native Rasheed Wallace got into a row after a game back in He told probers one referee used a team’s practice facility to exercise and another played tennis regularly with an NBA coach. What are your thoughts on whether college athletes should be paid and about the purity of sports at that level? If you could do it over again, would you? National Basketball Association history Sports autobiographies Basketball books books Biography book stubs Sport book stubs.


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So it’s conceivable that the NBA found out the book was forthcoming and it was a reaction to the general information.

How much involvement does the league have in protecting those folks off the court? The allegations about other refs and gambling — believed to include betting in casinos — may not rise to the level of criminal activity, ESPN said. So I knew it was something that I was going to pursue, and I just wanted to pursue it at a higher level.

The Lakers outscored the Kings at the foul line, winning that game and the next to take the series.

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Loading comments… Trouble loading? The only criminal activity uncovered is Mr. They just kind of tell us how to call the games. Donaghy has claimed to be the victim of mob-linked pressure — allegedly from Gambino crime-family gangsters. I was on the club team my freshman year.