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The NBA plans to have an off-site replay center for in-game reviews in place by the start of next season, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.

The centralized replay location, which would be located in Secaucus, N.J., is almost a done deal. The competition committee needs to meet one more time, but it could be approved at July's Board of Governors meeting in Las Vegas.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the arrangements have not been made public.

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The league has mapped out staffing needs depending on the number of games that day and based on average number of replay reviews each game. The central replay center is designed to expedite the current but the referees on the floor will have the authority to make the call.

The replay center will have availability to multiple feeds and angles and provide another set of eyes and assistance for the on-court referees.

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers was vocal in his displeasure with replay after a controversial call against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of the playoffs. His blowup came after an out-of-bounds call he felt should have been reversed.

"In my opinion, let's take away replay," Rivers said, eliciting a $5,000 fine. "Let's take away the replay system. Because that's our ball. We win the game. And we got robbed because of that call. And it's clear. Everybody in the arena saw it. That's why everybody was shocked when they said Oklahoma City ball."

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