|May 23, 1979 (Memphis, Tenn.)
|LaPorte HS (LaPorte, Ind.)
|Purdue University ‘01
James Williams has officiated 756 regular-season games in 13 seasons as an NBA staff official. Williams has also worked 56 playoff games, including four NBA Finals games. He refereed the NBA All-Star Game in 2013 (Houston) and 2022 (Cleveland).
Williams served as an NCAA official from 2001-10. He also officiated two seasons in the WNBA and worked two NBA G League Finals and the 2010 NBA G League All-Star Game.
Williams graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Law & Society and History. He was honored as an Outstanding Graduating Senior by the School of Liberal Arts.
The Memphis native and Chicago resident enjoys reading, sports, movies, travel, working out and biking.
|Favorite TV Show
|The Shawshank Redmeption
|Would Most Like To Visit
|Becoming Mayor of Chicago
|Throwing a baseball