NBA to revamp ref gambling rules; Jackson, Nunn see roles reduced

Updated: October 26, 2007, 9:16 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Technically, it turns out every single current NBA referee has gambled in some form, after all -- although none of them are going to be punished for it.

And, strange as it may seem, those very same referees will now be permitted to gamble in a multitude of ways.

That development, along with a reduction in duties for league executives Stu Jackson and Ronnie Nunn, were revealed Thursday by NBA commissioner David Stern following the league's Board of Governors meeting.

Stern ...

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