|July 12, 1972 (Minnetonka, Minn.)
|Minnetonka (Minnetonka, Minn.)
|University of Minnesota
Eric Dalen (DAY-len) has officiated 752 regular-season games and two playoff games in 15 seasons as an NBA staff official. He also refereed the 2012 Rising Stars during NBA All-Star in Orlando.
Dalen made his NBA playoff debut in the 2021-22 season when he officiated Game 1 of a first-round series between the Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat.
He considers his most memorable NBA assignment to be his first game as a full-time staff official: Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets on Nov. 1, 2008.
Dalen officiated five seasons in the NBA G League, where he worked both the All-Star Game and Finals in 2008. He also refereed three years at the collegiate level in the SEC.
Dalen was a two-year football letter-winner at the University of Minnesota, where he played tight end. He is married and has four children.
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