David Guthrie

NBA Experience 19th 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 officiated 1,013 regular-season games in 18 seasons as an NBA staff official. He has also worked 99 playoff games, including 10 NBA Finals games. Guthrie was part of the officiating crew for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in his current hometown of Charlotte, N.C. 

He considers his most memorable NBA assignment to be his first NBA Finals: Game 2 of the 2018 Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.

Before joining the NBA, Guthrie officiated in the NBA G League and the Continental Basketball Association. He refereed the NBA G League playoffs from 2003-05 and the NBA G League Finals in 2004 and 2005. 

Guthrie has collegiate officiating experience in several conferences, including the ACC and SEC. 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 PGA Tour
Would Most Like To Visit Hawaii
Bucket List Play golf at Augusta National and Cypress Point
Hidden Talent Hitting Fungoes