|NBA Experience||8 seasons|
|Currently in his 9th season|
|Born||August 5, 1979 (Kiev, Ukraine)|
|HS||FDR High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.)|
|College||St. John’s University (Jamaica, N.Y.) ‘08|
Marat Kogut enters his seventh year as an NBA Referee having officiated 318 games. Kogut immigrated to the United States with his family seven days after he was born. Raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., he started officiating at the age of 16 at local recreational youth leagues. His professional experience includes three years in the WNBA, as well as 4 years in the NBA D-League, where he officiated over 180 games, including the Finals in his last two seasons and the 2009 D-League All-Star Game in Phoenix.
Prior to joining the NBA officiating staff, Kogut worked in several Men’s NCAA mid-major Division I conferences, including the Ohio Valley, Atlantic Sun, and Big South Conferences, as well as in New York metro area High School basketball for four years.
Kogut was the Head Men’s Basketball Manager for the St. John’s Red Storm. Aside from being an amateur magician, Marat enjoys playing the piano, volleyball, golf and volunteering for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New York City.