Josh Tiven

NBA Experience 14th season
Born March 12, 1978 (Norwich, Conn.)
Resides Waterford, Conn.
High School Ledyard HS (Ledyard, Conn.)

Josh Tiven has officiated 790 regular-season games in 13 seasons as an NBA staff official. He has also worked 76 playoff games, including five NBA Finals games. 

In the 2019-20 season, Tiven made his debut as an NBA Finals official when he officiated Game 1 of the series between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat. 

He considers his most memorable NBA assignment to be when the Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson scored 37 points in the third quarter and finished with 52 points against the Sacramento Kings on Jan. 23, 2015. 

Tiven officiated five years in the NBA G League, working three Finals series and the 2008 All-Star Game. In addition, he refereed two years in the WNBA and seven years at the collegiate level. 

A native of Norwich, Conn., Tiven is married with two daughters. He enjoys playing golf.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Seinfeld
Favorite Movie Minority Report
Favorite Musician Dermot Kennedy
Favorite Book Firstborn (novel written by his father, Bruce)
Favorite Meal Lasagna
Favorite App Instagram
Would Most Like To Travel Hawaii
Bucket List Play golf at Augusta National
Hidden Talent Yo-Yo expert