INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - John Adams will retire as the NCAA's head of men's basketball officials after next season's Final Four in Indianapolis.
Adams took over in 2008-09 and said Thursday it felt ''right'' to retire after a championship game in his hometown. The NCAA says a search for a replacement will begin this fall.
Dan Gavitt, the NCAA vice president for men's basketball, credits Adams with providing more consistency and clarity in calling games and creating more defined standards. Gavitt also thanked Adams for improving communication among officials, coaches and media.
Before taking this job, Adams spent nine years evaluating officials to determine which refs worked the men's basketball tournament. He served as coordinator of men's basketball in three conferences.

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