|NBA Experience||18 seasons|
|Born||July 15, 1965 (New Orleans)|
|HS||Brother Martin (New Orleans)|
|College||Xavier University (New Orleans) ’88|
Derrick Collins has officiated 1,050 regular-season games and 27 playoff games over 17 seasons as an NBA official.
Before joining the NBA, he officiated five seasons in the CBA and three seasons in the WNBA, working the Finals in both leagues.
He has seven years of collegiate officiating experience in various conferences (Big 12, Sun Belt, Conference USA, Southland, SEC, TAAC, OVC and SWAC). Collins also officiated at the high school level in Louisiana.
Collins was a member of the Xavier University of Louisiana basketball team for four seasons, earning Honorable Mention All-American honors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications.
Collins enjoys fishing, horseback riding, pool, weight training, bowling and golf.