Bill Kennedy

OFFICIAL #55
NBA Experience 21 seasons
Born November 10, 1966 (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Resides Phoenix, Ariz.
HS St. Mary’s (Phoenix, Ariz.)
College Arizona State University

Bill Kennedy has officiated 1,223 regular-season games over 20 seasons as an NBA referee. He has also worked 104 playoff games, including five Finals games.

Kennedy considers his first NBA Finals to be his most memorable assignment: Game 3 of the 2010 Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers.

In addition to his NBA service, Kennedy has five years of officiating experience in the CBA, including working the 1996 and 1997 CBA Finals. He also officiated two games in the WNBA Finals in 1998 and has 15 years of high school officiating experience in Arizona.

The Arizona native attended Arizona State University after graduating from St. Mary’s High School in Phoenix. While a student at St. Mary’s, he was named Knight of the Year in 1984 for his athletic achievements.

Kennedy’s charitable efforts include working with former NBA official Tommy Nuñez in running the National Hispanic Basketball Classic to help raise money for inner-city youth. He also works with the Boys & Girls Club of Phoenix.