MEET THE GUARDIANS OF THE GAME.
|NBA Experience||10th season|
|Born||October 7, 1985 (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)|
|High School||Cannon County HS (Woodbury, Tenn.)|
|College||Middle Tennessee State Univ. ‘09|
Ben Taylor has officiated 499 regular-season games and 22 playoff games in nine seasons as an NBA staff official. He made his playoff debut as an NBA referee in 2019.
Taylor considers his most memorable NBA assignment to be a regular-season game between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Bobcats on March 3, 2014, when Miami’s LeBron James scored 61 points.
Taylor joined the full-time NBA staff in 2013-14 after six seasons as a referee in the NBA G League. He also has experience as a FIBA referee.
A Tennesee native, Taylor received a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Middle Tennessee State University in 2009.
Taylor enjoys spending the offseason with his wife and son, playing golf and helping teach young referees.
|Favorite TV Show||The West Wing|
|Favorite Movie||Field of Dreams|
|Favorite Musician||Brian McKnight|
|Favorite Book||Mitch Rapp Series|
|Favorite Meal||Cheeseburger and Tater Tots|
|Would Most Like To Visit||Scotland|
|Bucket List||Play golf at Augusta National|