Tony Brothers

NBA Experience 30th 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 officiated 1,690 regular-season games in 29 seasons as an NBA staff official. He has also refereed 187 playoff games, including 16 NBA Finals games. Brothers’ assignments have also included the 1999 McDonald’s Championship in Italy and the 2008 China Games.

Brothers considers his most memorable NBA assignment to be his first NBA Finals: Game 2 of the 2012 Finals between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Before joining the NBA, Brothers spent four years officiating in the Continental Basketball Association, including three Finals and an All-Star Game. Brothers also has seven years of high school officiating experience in his home state of Virginia and one year of service 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