Tony Brothers

OFFICIAL #25
NBA Experience 25 seasons
Born September 14, 1964 (Norfolk, Va.)
Resides Smithfield, Va.
HS Booker T. Washington (Norfolk, Va.)
College Old Dominion University ’86

Tony Brothers has refereed 1,403 regular-season games over 24 seasons as an NBA official. He has also worked 127 playoff games, including eight Finals games. Brothers officiated the 1996 Mexico Challenge, the 1999 McDonald’s Championship in Italy and the 2008 China Games.

His most memorable assignment was his first NBA Finals game: Game 2 of the 2012 Finals between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Prior to joining the NBA, Brothers spent four years officiating in the CBA, including three CBA Finals and a CBA All-Star Game. Brothers also has seven years of high school officiating experience in Virginia and one year at the junior college level.

To honor his late mother, Dorothy Brothers, a former Bank of America executive, Brothers and his wife co-founded the Still Hope Foundation, which seeks to assist single mothers in building a strong, successful family unit by offering quality resources and supportive relationships.

Brothers attended Old Dominion University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management Information Systems.