Mike Bantom selected as new VP

Updated: September 5, 2012, 5:13 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The NBA has selected longtime league executive and former player Mike Bantom as its new executive vice president of referee operations, the league announced Wednesday.

Bantom will replace former two-star U.S. Army General Ronald Johnson, who stepped down from the post in July after a four-year run.

The NBA hired Johnson from outside the league four years ago in the wake of the Tim Donaghy scandal. Johnson was brought in amid calls for more stringent governance of the league's game ...

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