Macker adopts Bonney’s conflict resolution techniques

Two years ago, Bruce Bonney was refereeing one of the hundreds of games played in Norwich’s annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament. As is typical of any competitive situation, emotions were high, and a verbal conflict between opposing fans escalated. The confrontation was at the point where Bonney needed to intervene. “It was late in the day on Sunday, and couple of fathers went nose to nose,” Bonney said recollecting the encounter. “I got in the middle of them, and I followed some of the ideas I outlined for the Gus Buster training program.”

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