Ken Mauer

OFFICIAL #41
NBA Experience 33 seasons
Born April 23, 1955 (St. Paul, Minn.)
Resides Fort Myers, Fla.
HS Harding (St. Paul, Minn.)
College University of Minnesota ’77

Ken Mauer has officiated 1,876 regular-season games over 32 seasons as an NBA referee. He has also worked 208 playoff games, including 19 Finals games. Mauer has the longest tenure among active NBA referees.

Among Mauer’s most memorable assignments was Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. He also officiated Michael Jordan’s first game back from retirement, when the Chicago Bulls faced the Indiana Pacers on March 19, 1995.

Mauer’s résumé includes six years of officiating experience in the CBA, nine years in college and 12 years in high school in Minnesota.

In college, Mauer played with Hall of Famer Paul Molitor on the University of Minnesota baseball team. Mauer earned All-Big Ten honors in 1977, when the Golden Gophers reached the College World Series. His cousin is Joe Mauer, a three-time American League batting champion with the Minnesota Twins.

After spending most of his life in Minnesota, Mauer has settled in Fort Myers, Fla. He supports the Salvation Army and is often a guest speaker at basketball camps and clinics.