Mitchell Ervin

OFFICIAL #27
NBA Experience 4 seasons
Born November 20, 1979 (New Orleans, LA)
Resides New Orleans, LA
HS Eleanor McMain Magnet (New Orleans, LA)
College University of New Orleans '02 (New Orleans, LA)

Mitchell Ervin has officiated 140 regular-season games over three seasons as an NBA referee. His most memorable assignment was his first game as a full-time NBA official, when the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry scored 53 points against the New Orleans Pelicans on Oct. 31, 2015.

Before joining the NBA, Ervin officiated in the NBA G League for four years, working the 2013, 2014 and 2015 NBA G League Playoffs and the 2014 and 2015 NBA G League Finals. Ervin also officiated the 2014 NBA G League All-Star Game in his hometown of New Orleans.

Ervin’s résumé includes eight years of collegiate officiating experience, including stints in the Big 12, Conference USA, Big South, Sun Belt, Southland and Southwestern Athletic conferences. He also has six years of high school officiating experience in New Orleans and Houston.

Prior to becoming a professional basketball official, Ervin worked for the sports representation firm SportsWest Football. He also served as a middle school physical education teacher and a football, basketball and track coach.

Ervin graduated with a dual bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and Exercise Physiology from the University of New Orleans, where he was a walk-on member of the 1997-98 basketball team. At Eleanor McMain High School (which fellow NBA official Bennie Adams also attended), Ervin was an All-District point guard, leading his team to the 1997 state quarterfinals and earning All-State Academic Honorable Mention honors.