David Guthrie

NBA Experience 16th season
Born May 21, 1974 (Athens, Ga.)
Resides Charlotte, N.C.
High School W.A. Berry (Birmingham, Ala.)
College North Carolina State ’99

David Guthrie has refereed 807 regular-season games in 14 seasons as an NBA official. He has also worked 46 playoff games, inlcuding three Finals game.

He says his most memorable assignment was Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.

Before joining the NBA, Guthrie officiated in the NBA G League, CBA and New York City Pro Am. He worked the NBA G League playoffs from 2003-05 and the NBA G League Finals in 2004 and 2005.

Guthrie officiated at the collegiate level in the ACC, SEC, Colonial, Southern, OVC, ASUN, Big South and SWAC conferences. He worked the 2003 and 2004 NCAA Tournaments.

Guthrie played minor league baseball in the Cincinnati Reds’ organization, with stints in Princeton, W. Va.; Billings, Mont.; Charleston, W.Va.; and Chattanooga, Tenn.

He attended Southern Union Community College in Wadley, Ala., and North Carolina State University on baseball scholarships. Guthrie played baseball and basketball at W.A. Berry High School in Birmingham, Ala.

Guthrie and his wife have two sons and a daughter.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show The West Wing
Favorite Movie The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Musician The Eagles
Favorite Book The Match
Favorite Meal Steak, Whipped Potatoes, and Broccoli
Favorite App The Chive
Would Most Like To Visit Hawaii
Bucket List Play golf at Augusta National and Cypress Point
Hidden Talent Hitting Fungoes