So after 11 seasons I’m calling it quits and retiring from basketball officiating. It was getting to were I did not like going to the gym, hearing the fans and being disrespected by coaches. I guess the reality finally hit me that coaches and fans will complain and argue with you even though they don’t attend the same clinics, local and state meetings nor do they even take the test. The only good thing about this is the guy who I officiated my first game with I got to do my last game with, so it was a bitter sweet ending.
The only bad thing that can come from leaving basketball is I will have a void that I’m going to fill and either coach some little league basketball or I will enjoy sitting in the bleachers watching my daughter play. So I guess that void will actually be a good thing. So here’s to new beginnings.