Leroy Richardson

OFFICIAL #20
NBA Experience 24 seasons
Born August 21, 1964 (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Resides Suffolk, Va.
HS Westinghouse V & T (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Leroy Richardson has officiated 1,328 regular-season games and 10 playoff games over 23 seasons as an NBA official. He also officiated the 2012 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando, which he considers his most memorable assignment.

Richardsonโ€™s officiating experience includes three years in the CBA and 10 years of Pro-Am. He also has three years of collegiate officiating experience in the Big East, Southeastern and Ohio Valley conferences. Richardson spent eight years officiating in Virginia high schools.

Richardson served his country for 12 years in the United States Navy (1982โ€“1994). He was the 1991 and 1992 Tactragrulant sailor of the year in Dam Neck, Va. Richardson was also awarded the Navy Achievement Medal and two Good Conduct Medals.

An enlisted surface warfare specialist and underwater sea surveillance specialist, he was stationed in Keflavik, Iceland, from 1986-87 and deployed to the Mediterranean from 1988-89.

Richardson has served as a motivational speaker at the Tidewater Detention Home and numerous public schools in Virginia. An avid sports fan, Richardson enjoys watching basketball, football and baseball. He is also a novice gunsmith and target shooter.