Bennie Adams

OFFICIAL #47
NBA Experience 24 seasons
Born April 8, 1967 (New Orleans)
Resides New Orleans
HS Eleanor McMain (New Orleans)
College Southern University ’90, M.S. ’93

Bennie Adams has worked 1,303 regular-season games and 20 playoff games over 23 seasons as an NBA official. Adams officiated the 2015 Global Games Mexico City, the 2011 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles and the 2008 NBA Europe Live Tour. He was also a USA Basketball official from 1995-2005.

He considers his memorable assignment to be a regular-season game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers on April 10, 2018. In that game, 32-year-old Lakers rookie Andre Ingram scored 19 points in his NBA debut after spending a decade in the NBA G League.

Adams officiated in the CBA for three years. He has three years of collegiate officiating experience in the Southeastern, Ohio Valley, Atlantic Sun and Southwestern Athletic conferences, and 10 years of high school officiating experience in Louisiana.

The New Orleans native has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mathematics from Southern University. He is a former math instructor at Southern.