David Stern is in the process of returning the old refs return by opening night. If the deal is made,all the NBA officals will be back in action Tuesday, but are required to go through a training camp on Saturday.
A vote will take place on Friday, between the 57 NBA referees. The first deal was rejected in a 43-14 vote and the new deal is expected to solve any remaining problems. This is a big plus for the NBA, ending the lockout that originally started in September.