Courtney Kirkland

OFFICIAL #61
NBA Experience 19 seasons
Born Oct. 22, 1974 (Flint, Mich.)
Resides Atlanta
HS Flint Northwestern (Flint, Mich.)
College Southern University ’99

Courtney Kirkland has officiated 1,096 regular-season games over 18 seasons as an NBA referee. He has also refereed 17 playoff games.

Kirkland’s officiating experience includes two seasons in the WNBA and three seasons in the CBA, working the Finals in both leagues. He was a high school official for four years as a member of the Baton Rouge (La.) Basketball Officials Association, earning Rookie Official of the Year honors in 1994.

Kirkland earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Southern University. At Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., he was part of the basketball team that reached state semifinals in 1991 and 1992.

Off the court, Kirkland has been actively involved with efforts to curb homelessness in the Atlanta area. He also supports the Help for Flint water relief efforts in his hometown of Flint.

Kirkland enjoys playing golf, exercising and writing.