NEW YORK (AP) - A person familiar with the negotiations says the
NBA's locked-out referees plan to vote on a new proposal from the
league this week and could be back on the floor in time for the
The breakthrough comes after a meeting today between
commissioner David Stern and referees union negotiator Lamell
McMorris - who had both previously withdrawn from the process.
The person told The Associated Press the proposal will be
recommended for approval to the referees on Friday and that it's
"highly likely" they'll be on the court before next Tuesday's
The Memphis Grizzlies open the Regular Season Wednesday, Oct. 28th vs the Detroit Pistons at FedExForum.