Goodbye

NBA official Jack Nies gets a hug from the other officials as he wraps up a 29 year career as he retires. Photo by Bruce Ely of The Oregonian

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During the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder I overheard Portland Trail Blazer GM Kevin Pritchard ask official Jack Nies if the game would be his last. Turns out that it was indeed his last game of a 29 year career. I thought it made a nice picture as the other officials working the game gave Nies a hug at the end of the game.

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