NBA to debut high-tech replay center to help refs with tough calls

Referees check the replay of the final shot of a game between the Rockets and Magic.

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The NBA will institute a state-of-the-art facility called the "replay center," which will assist referees on tough calls during video review.

The replay center will debut on opening night of the 2014-15 season and will be used to give referees numerous camera angles of plays on one screen simultaneously, the league announced.

Twenty replay stations and 94 television monitors inside a facility in Secaucus, N.J., will be overseen by replay managers and operators who will "enhance the replay process and improve the likelihood and timeliness of correct calls."

"The new state-of-the-art NBA Replay Center will not only help our officials get more calls correct by giving them enhanced views of the action, but will also help them do their jobs in a more expeditious manner," NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said.

With video review becoming an integral part of the NBA over the last decade, it’ll be interesting to see how the Replay Center improves officiating in the game.

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