|NBA Experience||20 seasons|
|Currently in his 21st NBA season|
|Born||February 3, 1962 (Brooklyn, N.Y.)|
|HS||R.B. Stall (Charleston, S.C.)|
|College||Los Angeles Dominguez Hills ’91|
Derek Richardson has officiated 1,050 regular season games and one playoff game, as well as the 2003 NBA Rookie Game in Atlanta, during his 20 seasons as an NBA official. Prior to joining the NBA, Richardson spent eight years officiating in the CBA, including the 1996 CBA All-Star game and two games of the 1996 CBA Finals.
Richardson played basketball at Los Angeles Southwest College and earned an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. He went on to earn a degree in Administration of Justice from Los Angeles Dominguez Hills.
Richardson has volunteered with the South Central Los Angeles YMCA, assisting with youth basketball programs.