Former NBA Referee to Speak at SCSU

Former NBA Referee to Speak at SCSU

Ronnie Nunn, a former longtime NBA referee and TV show host, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Joseph Panza Sport Management Lecture at Southern.

Nunn, who refereed 1,134 regular season and 73 playoff games during a 19-year career, will deliver a talk, “Making the Right Calls On and Off the Court.” The program is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. April 20 at the Michael J. Adanti Student Center Theater..

“We’re very excited to have Ronnie Nunn joining us,” said Kevin McGinniss, director of the SCSU sport management program. “In addition to being a former referee and TV personality, he was a special education teacher and administrator in New York early in his career.”

McGinniss said Nunn will talk about life skills and how to make good decisions in life. “He’ll weave in anecdotes about his career during his lecture.”

Nunn refereed four NBA Finals games, as well as the 1996 NBA All-Star Game. He also had been the host of the television sports show, “Making the Call with Ronnie Nunn” on NBA TV.

After retiring as a referee, he served as the NBA director of officials and director of development.

A question-and-answer period will follow his speech. The event is free and open to the public.

For further information, contact Kevin McGinniss at (203) 392-8837 or at mcginnissk1@southernct.edu.