Bill Kennedy

OFFICIAL #55
NBA Experience 19 seasons
Currently in his 20th NBA season
Born November 10, 1966 (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Resides Phoenix, Ariz.
HS St. Mary’s (Phoenix, Ariz.)
College Arizona State University

Bill Kennedy’s 17 seasons of NBA officiating experience include 1,056 regular season, 68 playoff and five NBA Final games.

In addition to his NBA experience, 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’s tournament, “The National Hispanic Basketball Classic,” to help raise money for inner-city kids. He also works with the Boys & Girls Club of Phoenix. He was named “Youth of the Year” twice by of the Boys & Girls Club of Phoenix and is now a lifetime member.