Bennie Adams

NBA Experience 29th season
Born April 8, 1967 (New Orleans)
Resides New Orleans, La.
High School Eleanor McMain (New Orleans, La.)
College Southern University ’90; M.S. ’93

Bennie Adams has officiated 1,374 regular-season games and 20 playoff games in 28 seasons as an NBA staff official. Adams officiated the 2015 NBA Mexico City Game, the 2011 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles and the 2008 NBA Europe Live Tour. He was also a USA Basketball official from 1995-2005. 

He considers his memorable assignment to be a regular-season game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers on April 10, 2018. In that game, 32-year-old Lakers rookie Andre Ingram scored 19 points in his NBA debut after spending a decade in the NBA G League.

Adams officiated in the CBA for three years. He has three years of collegiate officiating experience in the Southeastern, Ohio Valley, Atlantic Sun and Southwestern Athletic conferences, and 10 years of high school officiating experience in Louisiana.

The New Orleans native has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mathematics from Southern University. He is a former math instructor at Southern.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Law & Order
Favorite Musician Prince
Favorite Book The Little Engine That Could
Favorite Meal Everything that Mom Cooks
Would Most Like To Visit A remote tropical island with wifi for one 1 hour daily
Bucket List Move to that Island
Hidden Talent Cooking