Eric Dalen

NBA Experience 16th season
Born July 12, 1972 (Minnetonka, Minn.)
Resides Cincinnati, Ohio
High School Minnetonka (Minnetonka, Minn.)
College 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. 

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show NCIS
Favorite Movie We Were Soldiers
Favorite Musician Zac Brown
Favorite Meal Chili
Favorite App Netflix
Would Most Like To Visit Cruise around the world
Bucket List Take a ride in a fighter jet