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Ex-Air Force boss Johnson to head NBA refs

From ESPN - October 12, 2017

The NBA has named Michelle D. Johnson, a retired Air Force general, the head of the league's referee operations.

Johnson, the first woman to hold the position of superintendent at the Air Force Academy, replaces Mike Bantom, who is now a senior advisor for league operations. She will head the recruitment, training, development and evaluation of all referees and oversee the NBA Replay Center, among other duties.

"Michelle has decades of experience successfully leading large, highly professionalized organizations and spurring growth through innovation," said Byron Spruell, the president of league operations. "With a disciplined, analytical approach to problem-solving and a proven track record of building consensus and acting with the utmost integrity, Michelle has the qualities to maximize the effectiveness of our officiating program."

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