List of famous basketball officials, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top basketball officials in the world? This includes the most prominent basketball officials, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable basketball officials is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic basketball officials were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned basketball officials.
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Richard F. "Richie" Powers was a professional basketball referee in the NBA from 1956 to 1979. He worked 25 NBA Finals games, including the triple-overtime Game 5 contest in the 1976 NBA Finals between the Suns and the Celtics, considered "The Greatest Game Ever Played" as well as three All-Star Games. Following his career in the NBA, Powers was a sportscaster for WABC-TV. ...more on Wikipediasee more on Richie Powers
Bob Delaney is a former police officer and professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association who officiated from the 1987-88 NBA season up until the 2010-11 NBA season. Beginning the 2006-07 NBA season, Delaney had officiated in 1,182 regular season games, 120 playoff games, and seven NBA Finals games. In addition, Delaney was assigned to the 1998 NBA All-Star Game. He wore the uniform number 26. Delaney is a 1973 graduate of New Jersey City University with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology. He is a 2006 inductee into NJCU's Athletics Hall of Fame. After finishing college, Delaney joined the New Jersey State Police. During the mid-1970s, Delaney worked as an ...more on Wikipediasee more on Bob Delaney
Dan Crawford is a professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association since the 1984–85 NBA season. Beginning with the 2006-07 NBA season, Crawford has officiated in 1,425 regular season, 191 playoff, and 18 NBA Finals games. He was also assigned to the 1994 and 2001 NBA All-Star Games. He wears the uniform number 43. A 1976 graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, Crawford's officiating experience includes 12 years of high school basketball, eight years of collegiate officiating experience in the Missouri Valley Conference and Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference, and four years in the Continental Basketball Association. He now lives in Naperville, Illinois, ...more on Wikipediasee more on Dan Crawford
Ken Mauer Jr. is an official in the National Basketball Association since the 1986–87 NBA season. As of the beginning of the 2006–07 NBA season, Mauer has officiated in 1,167 regular season and 67 playoff games, including one NBA Finals game. Mauer wears uniform number 41. ...more on Wikipediasee more on Ken Mauer