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NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime NBA referee Jason Phillips was announced Friday as the new operations principal for the league's replay center.

Phillips was an on-court referee for 19 seasons and worked more than 1,100 games, including 94 playoff games and two in this past season's NBA Finals. His final game was Game 5 of the Toronto-Golden State series.

Phillips will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the NBA Replay Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Part of his job will be creating training videos and offering rule interpretations for teams and media.

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Phillips is succeeding NBA Senior Vice President Joe Borgia, who will now be focused on the one-year testing of giving coaches the ability to challenge certain calls during games.

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