When a coach acts out, he gets penalised and even fined. So when a paid referee blatantly doesn't do his job, backed up by TV footage - what happens...absolutely nothing. Such a poor effort from the refs in the Hawks vs 36ers game today.
The ref should be reprimanded and not given anymore games for that poor effort. The problem is FIBA does nothing that warrants bad refing and everyone knows it. Joey Wright got fined $2,500 and publicly called out on it for poor behaviour - so what about a ref that shows possible factors of not calling an unsportsmanlike foul as a game changer...hmmm. There are plenty of refs looking for the opportunity to Ref NBL.
Sad day for you FIBA!