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 28th year, Brothers have 1,600 regular seasons, 128 playoff, and 8 NBA Finals games.In 2009,Tony officiated the NBA All Star Game in Phoenix,Arizona.He wears uniform number 25.
How old is Tony?
Tony was born on 14 September 1964, Norfolk, Virginia, United States. He is 58 years old as of 2022.
Tony Brothers Wife/Wedding
He was in a marriage with Monica but they divorced.On 1st July 2022,Tony married the love of his life Kimberly Jenkins.Together they run the ‘Brothers’ restaurant,which is nestled in the heart of Downtown,Norfolk.
He attended Booker T. Washington High School
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 28th year, Brothers have 1’600 regular seasons, 128 playoff 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 Tony Brothers: 1-8. Celtics in their last 13 road games officiated by Tony 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 which Brothers have officiated.
Tony Brothers Nba Official
Tony has refereed 1,600regular-season games over 28 seasons as an NBA official. He has also worked 128 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.