Tom Washington

NBA Experience 30th season
Born December 25, 1957 (Ft. Smith, Ark.)
Resides Atlanta, Ga.
High School Central (Philadelphia, Pa.)
College Norfolk State University ’78

Tom Washington has officiated 1,629 regular-season games over 28 seasons as an NBA referee. He has also worked 172 playoff games, including four Finals games.

Washington was a member of the crews that officiated the 1996 Japan Games in Tokyo, the 2004 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles and the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.

He considers his most memorable assignment to be his first NBA Finals: Game 4 of the 2008 Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers.

In addition to his time with the NBA, Washington has two years of CBA officiating experience. He has one year of collegiate officiating experience in Division II and III and five years of high school officiating experience in his hometown of Philadelphia.

Washington is a cum laude graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Norfolk State University.

Off the court, Washington has volunteered with the Big Brothers Amachi program, Children’s Choice, the Mt. Zion Baptist Youth Organization and the PGA Juniors program.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Martin
Favorite Movie Boomerang
Favorite Musician Brian Culbertson and Stevie Wonder
Favorite Book The Bible
Favorite Meal Salmon