[ESPN NBA Guru] Sources: NBA referees approve new contract

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Referees to report to camp next weekendNBA referees will report to their training camp in New Jersey next weekend as scheduled after voting Friday to approve the league's latest contract proposal, league sources told ESPN.com.The vote in Chicago was not unanimous, sources said, but the referees ultimately followed the recommendation of lead negotiator Lamell McMorris to take the offer.Sources said McMorris convinced his union that NBA commissioner David Stern was prepared to lock out the referees for several months...

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