|NBA Experience||17 seasons|
|Born||July 15, 1965 (New Orleans)|
|HS||Brother Martin (New Orleans)|
|College||Xavier University (New Orleans) ’88|
Derrick Collins will be entering his 17th year as an NBA official this year. Derrick has officiated 871 regular season games and 16 Playoff games in 14 NBA seasons. Prior to joining the NBA, he officiated five seasons in the CBA where he worked two Finals, and three seasons in the WNBA, working three WNBA Playoffs and Finals. He has seven years of collegiate officiating experience in various conferences (Big 12, Sun Belt, Conference USA, Southland, SEC, TAAC, OVC and SWAC), and he officiated a Southland Conference semifinal game. Collins also officiated at the high school level in Louisiana.
Collins was a member of the Xavier basketball team for four seasons, an honorable mention All-American, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.
When time permits, Collins enjoys fishing, horseback riding, pool, weight training, bowling and golf.