John Butler

OFFICIAL #53
NBA Experience 1st Season
Born August 20, 1986 (Biloxi, Miss.)
Resides La Mesa, Calif.
High School San Diego (San Diego, Calif)
College Vanguard University

John Butler is in his first season as a full-time NBA official. He refereed nine regular-season games as a non-staff official during the 2018-19 NBA season.

Butler officiated five seasons in the NBA G League and
two seasons in the WNBA. In the NBA G League, he
worked the playoffs from 2015-19 and the Finals in 2018
and 2019.

Butler has four years of collegiate officiating experience
in the Big West, West Coast and Pac West conferences.
He also has three years of high school officiating experience in California.

His interests include traveling, fitness, movies, music
and sports.