A welcome event to kick off the week is a long-standing tradition for the tournament and has been continued by the MBA since taking over responsibility for the tournament in 2009. The evening is one filled with renewing old friendships, food and fun.
The 2020 Welcome Banquet will be held at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.
This will be the 3rd year the Welcome Banquet will be held at the Seminole Casino located a short distance from Coral Springs. Good food, a cash bar of beer and wine and our program including our keynote speaker and the presentation of the 2020 MBA Sportsman of the Year award. It is fun-filled night meeting and seeing old friends along with some entertainment.
The Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at 5550 NW 40th Street Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Ronnie Nunn will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2020 MBA Welcome Banquet.
Retired NBA Director of Officials
Ronnie Nunn (born in Brooklyn, New York) is a former professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for nineteen seasons and served for five years as the league’s Director of Officials. During his administrative tenure, he was host of Making the Call With Ronnie Nunn on NBA TV. He officiated 1,134 regular season, 73 playoffs, four NBA Finals games (1998 – 2002), and the 1996 NBA All-Star Game.
Nunn continues his career in basketball by serving as a consultant to the Euroleague, the National Basketball League of Australia and assists as the VP Basketball Ops of The Basketball League (TBL), a newly established USA pro basketball league. His NunnBetterRefs Camps (nunnbetterrefs.com) provide instruction, training and development for enhancing the performance of basketball officials.
Additionally, Nunn created an innovated program, NewHoopsIQ (ronnienunn.com) designed to maximize player time and productivity while targeting methods and techniques to minimize fouling tendencies. Nunn implemented his program with the NY Knicks during the 2012-13 season helping to return them to the playoffs.
Nunn attended Brooklyn Technical High School where he was an All City Basketball player and All City Honorable Mention Baseball player and later attended George Washington University. He was inducted into the GWU Basketball Hall of Fame as well as being a member of GWU’s Basketball All Century Team. After college, he played two seasons of professional basketball for Leon of the National Basketball Circuit in Mexico and named by the Mexico press as the North American player of the decade during the 70’s. He was a member of three NBA team camps, the ABA Denver Rockets Camp, the NBA New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks training camps. Nunn became a ten year Special Education Teacher and Administrator and later became a Pace University Assistant Basketball Coach from 1978-82 before being appointed to the NBA Officiating staff in 1984.