Tony Brothers

NBA Experience 27th season
Born September 14, 1964 (Norfolk, Va.)
Resides Smithfield, Va.
High School Booker T. Washington (Norfolk, Va.)
College Old Dominion University ’86

Tony Brothers has refereed 1,466 regular-season games over 25 seasons as an NBA official. He has also worked 140 playoff games, including nine Finals games. Brothers officiated the 1996 Mexico Challenge, the 1999 McDonald’s Championship in Italy and the 2008 China Games.

His most memorable assignment was his first NBA Finals game: Game 2 of the 2012 Finals between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Prior to joining the NBA, Brothers spent four years officiating in the CBA, including three CBA Finals and a CBA All-Star Game. Brothers also has seven years of high school officiating experience in Virginia and one year at the junior college level.

To honor his late mother, Dorothy Brothers, a former Bank of America executive, Brothers and his wife co-founded the Still Hope Foundation, which seeks to assist single mothers in building a strong, successful family unit by offering quality resources and supportive relationships.

Brothers attended Old Dominion University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management Information Systems.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show 24
Favorite Movie Claudine
Favorite Musician Earth, Wind & Fire
Favorite Book The Bible
Favorite Meal Fried Croakers
Favorite App Spotify
Would Most Like To Visit Israel
Hidden Talent Cooking