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NBA Referee Comings and Goings (from 11/12 through 16-17 seasons)

Dick Bavetta and Joey Crawford lead the list of NBA referee retirees in recent years. Both have a remarkable record of officiating for 39 NBA seasons and surpassing 2,000 games. Other notable NBA former referees include former covert agent Bob Delaney, female referee pioneer Violet Palmer, subsequent NCAA final four official Joe DeRosa and Greg Willard who died at age 54 in 2013.

The crew of recent, past former NBA referees is a hard act to follow. New officials such as Mitchell Ervin, Tyler Ford, Lauren Holtkamp, Gediminas Petraitis, Ben Taylor, Dedric Taylor and Justin Van Duyne are giving it a shot.

This article covers officials who either left are started in the NBA during the 2011/12 through 2016/17 seasons. For the "oldies" (those who started before 2011/12) links to a variety of articles is provided. Recent D-League and WNBA referee arrivals and departures for the period are also listed.

NBA Oldies Out (in before, out since 11/12 season)
start - end (seasons); season / playoff / finals games; born - passed


Dick Bavetta

James Clark

Joey Crawford

Robert Delaney

Joe DeRosa

Kevin Fehr

David Jones

Tommy Nunez Jr.

Violet Palmer

Olandis Poole

Phil Robinson

Eli Roe

Eddie F. Rush

Bennett Salvatore

Greg Willard
 



NBA Newbies Out (in after 10/11 and out by 16/17 season)
start - end (seasons); season / playoff / finals games; born -

Ray Acosta

Brandon Adair

Scott Bolnick

Matej Boltauzer

Sir Allen Conner

JB DeRosa

Don Hudson

Damir Javor

Kipp Kissinger

Olegs Latisevs

Matt Myers

Brenda Pantoja

Sreten Radovic

Jonathan Sterling

Jeff Wooten



NBA Newbies In (in after 10/11 season)
start - (seasons); season / playoff / finals games; born -

Steve Anderson

Mitchell Ervin

Tyler Ford

Jacyn Goble

Jason Goldenberg

Lauren Holtkamp

Brett Nansel

Gediminas Petraitis

Phenizee Ransom

Aaron Smith

Ben Taylor

Dedric Taylor

Justin Van Duyne

V. Voyard-Tadal

CJ Washington



Flashback - 1977 NBA Officials Training Camp