Pat Fraher

NBA Experience 23rd season
Born January 13, 1974 (St. Paul, Minn.)
Resides Eagan, Minn.
High School Hastings (Hastings, Minn.)
College University of Minnesota ’97

Pat Fraher (FRAY-er) has officiated 1,303 regular-season games in 22 seasons as an NBA staff official. He has also referee 81 playoff games, including two NBA Finals game. His assignments have included the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in New York.

In the 2019-20 season, Fraher made his debut as an NBA Finals official when he officiated Game 3 of the series between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat.

Before joining the NBA, Fraher officiated four years in the WNBA and seven years in the Continental Basketball Association.

Fraher has two years of collegiate officiating experience in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and 10 years of high school officiating experience in his home state of Minnesota. 

He attended the University of Minnesota, where he was awarded the Evans Scholarship and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. At Hastings High School in Minnesota, Fraher was a member of the football, basketball and golf teams. 

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Game of Thrones
Favorite Movie Caddyshack
Favorite Musician Billy Joel
Favorite Book Be a Man
Favorite Meal BBQ
Favorite App NBA (of course!)
Would Most Like To Visit Italy
Bucket List Play golf at Augusta National and Pebble Beach
Hidden Talent Sleeping anywhere