Tom Washington

OFFICIAL #49
NBA Experience 28 seasons
Born December 25, 1957 (Ft. Smith, Ark.)
Resides Atlanta
HS Central (Philadelphia)
College Norfolk State University ’78

Tom Washington has officiated 1,569 regular-season games over 27 seasons as an NBA referee. He has also worked 165 playoff games, including four Finals games.

Washington was a member of the crews that officiated the 1996 Japan Games in Tokyo, the 2004 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles and the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.

He considers his most memorable assignment to be his first NBA Finals: Game 4 of the 2008 Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers.

In addition to his time with the NBA, Washington has two years of CBA officiating experience. He has one year of collegiate officiating experience in Division II and III and five years of high school officiating experience in his hometown of Philadelphia.

Washington is a cum laude graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Norfolk State University.

Off the court, Washington has volunteered with the Big Brothers Amachi program, Children’s Choice, the Mt. Zion Baptist Youth Organization and the PGA Juniors program.