Matt Kallio

NBA Experience 2nd season
Born September 26, 1986 (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Resides Calgary, Alberta, Canada
HS M.E. LaZerte (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
College University of Alberta ’08

Matt Kallio (kal-LEE-oh) is in his second season as an NBA staff official. In 2022-23, he officiated 31 regular-season games in his first season on staff. He refereed 10 regular-season games as a non-staff official during the 2021-22 NBA season.

Kallio officiated seven seasons in the NBA G League and four seasons in the WNBA. He has worked as a FIBA official since 2012, including assignments at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China and the 2020 Sum- mer Olympics in Tokyo (which were held in 2021).

At NBA All-Star 2022 in Cleveland, he refereed the NBA G League Next Gem Game and the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game with fellow first-year NBA staff official Robert Hussey.

Kalio has extensive collegiate officiating experience in his native Canada. He worked for 12 years in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and 11 years for U Sports, the national sport governing body of university sport in Canada.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Game of Thrones
Favorite Movie Good Will Hunting
Favorite Musician Eric Clapton
Favorite Book The Giver
Favorite Meal Steak and asparagus
Favorite App TripIt
Would Most Like To Visit Portugal
Bucket List Norwegian cruise