Tony Brothers Biography
Tony Brothers is an American professional basketball referee, who works in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been a referee in the NBA since the 1994-1995 season. Now in his 25th year, Brothers have 1,453 regular seasons, 127 playoff and 8 NBA Finals games.
Tony Brothers Age
He was born on 14 September 1964, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. He is 59 years old as of 2023.
Tony Brothers Wife
He was in a marriage with Monica but they divorced and live on their own.
Tony Brothers Education
He attended Booker T. Washington High School
Tony Brothers Career
Brothers graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia. A 1986 graduate of Old Dominion University, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014. In 2007, he and his ex-wife, Monica, founded Still Hope Foundation, Inc. to assist single mothers in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. In 2015, he founded Men for Hope, Inc., a non-profit to support men, organize their effort in the community and work with organizations providing services for women and their families.
Tony Brothers Officiating
Now in his 25th year, Brothers have 1,453 regular seasons, 127 playoffs, and 8 NBA Finals games.
Tony Brothers Controversy
Brothers have been involved in a number of controversial games, including the 2015 NBA Finals, which drew the attention of Tim Donaghy, who questioned Brothers’ refereeing. In the 2018 NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said the referee crew, which Brothers was a part of, “robbed” his team. Brothers have also received scrutiny, in particular, for targeting the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics in a handful of games. Celtics in their last 9 Playoff Games Officiated by Brothers: 1-8. Celtics in their last 13 road games officiated by Brothers Denver center Nikola Jokić has fouled out or been ejected, in multiple games in which Brothers has been a referee.
Tony Brothers Celtics
Celtics have lost more than 7 games in which the Brothers have officiated.
Tony Brothers Nba Official
Tony has refereed 1,403 regular-season games over 24 seasons as an NBA official. He has also worked 127 playoff games, including eight 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 have seven years of high school officiating experience in Virginia and one year at the junior college level.