TORONTO, ON – The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that the position of Director of Officials for the upcoming 2011-12 season has been awarded to Mike Homsy.
Homsy, a resident of Kirkland, Quebec, has been a FIBA certified referee for more than 15 years and has officiated on five continents and in 12 countries.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Mr. Homsy’s caliber on board with our league,” said National Basketball League of Canada President & CEO, Andre Levingston. “I’m confident that his experience and integrity will help the NBL Canada develop into one of the most highly respected professional leagues the world has ever seen.”
Homsy holds extensive officiating experience, including having refereed in the 2004 Olympic games, the 2007 Olympic qualification games, and the 2007 men’s world championship. From 2007 to 2008, Homsy served as northeast regional coordinator and referee for the American Basketball Association. From 2009 to 2011, he held a refereeing position in the former Canadian division of the Premier Basketball League.
During the month of August, Homsy will begin coordinating an open try-out for referees wishing to earn a position with the NBL Canada. Throughout the season, Homsy will be in charge of ensuring each NBL Canada referee maintains the highest level of officiating knowledge and training, and that each referee encourages fair play between teams by conducting him or her self with in the utmost ethical and professional manner.
The inaugural NBL Canada season will tip off in early November with an anticipated 36 game regular season schedule. For new developments on the NBL Canada, please visit www.nblcanada.ca or www.lnbcanada.ca.