Derrick Collins

NBA Experience 23rd season
Born July 15, 1965 (New Orleans, La.)
Resides Sugar Land, Texas
High School Brother Martin (New Orleans, La.)
College Xavier University of Louisiana ’88

Derrick Collins has officiated 1,300 regular-season games and 35 playoff games in 22 seasons as an NBA staff official. 

Before joining the NBA, Collins officiated five seasons in the Continental Basketball Association and three seasons in the WNBA, working the Finals in both leagues.

He has seven years of collegiate officiating experience in various conferences, including the SEC, Big 12, Conference USA, Sun Belt, Southland and Southwestern Athletic. Collins also officiated at the high school level in his home state of Louisiana.

Collins was a member of the Xavier University of Louisiana basketball team for four seasons, earning All-America Honorable Mention honors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. 

Collins enjoys fishing, horseback riding, pool, weight training, bowling and golf. 

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Martin
Favorite Movie Glory
Favorite Musician Bob Marley
Favorite Book The Bible
Favorite Meal Gumbo
Would Most Like To Visit Africa
Bucket List Fly an Airplane