Nolan Fine Nba Referee Assignments

Referee data is available for the 1988-89 through 2017-18 seasons.
Active referees are listed in bold.

RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Ray AcostaOctober 20, 2017March 11, 2018
Brandon AdairOctober 25, 2017December 20, 2017
Bennie AdamsJanuary 15, 1996March 8, 2018
Pat AdamsNovember 4, 1995April 14, 1998
Bruce AlexanderNovember 5, 1988April 19, 2000
Steve AndersonFebruary 2, 2012April 12, 2017
Hank ArmstrongNovember 5, 1988April 17, 2001
Ron ArthurNovember 3, 1995December 9, 1995
Suren ArzoumanianNovember 3, 1995December 11, 1995
Mark AyotteDecember 5, 1995March 12, 2018
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Mark BakkoDecember 7, 1995December 7, 1995
Brent BarnakyDecember 4, 2009March 10, 2018
Dick BavettaNovember 4, 1988April 12, 2014
Bruce BellNovember 4, 1995December 10, 1995
Gary BensonNovember 4, 1988January 7, 2005
Ted BernhardtNovember 11, 1988November 11, 2005
Curtis BlairOctober 29, 2008March 11, 2018
Mike BobiakNovember 3, 1995December 10, 1995
Matt BolandNovember 3, 1999March 11, 2018
Scott BolnickNovember 5, 2010January 25, 2013
George BorgiaDecember 19, 1995December 19, 1995
Joe BorgiaNovember 4, 1988April 15, 1999
Eric BrittoNovember 3, 1995December 10, 1995
Lorenzo BronsonMay 2, 2004May 2, 2004
Tony BrothersNovember 8, 1994March 10, 2018
Tony BrownOctober 30, 2002March 11, 2018
Nick BuchertDecember 16, 2009March 11, 2018
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Mike CallahanNovember 6, 1990March 11, 2018
James Capers Sr.November 5, 1988April 25, 1993
James Capers Jr.December 5, 1995March 11, 2018
Jim ClarkNovember 4, 1988April 26, 2009
Ken ClarkJanuary 6, 1990January 6, 1990
Ed ClarkeNovember 7, 1995November 27, 1995
Derrick CollinsNovember 2, 1999March 10, 2018
Sir Allen ConnerFebruary 5, 2012December 5, 2012
Keith CooperNovember 7, 1995December 9, 1995
Sean CorbinNovember 5, 1993March 9, 2018
Mike CostabileNovember 3, 1989April 20, 1993
Dan CrawfordNovember 4, 1988June 12, 2017
Ed CrawfordDecember 27, 1994December 27, 1994
Joe CrawfordNovember 4, 1988November 8, 2015
Mike CrumbDecember 3, 1995December 3, 1995
Kevin CutlerDecember 1, 2009March 11, 2018
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Eric DalenNovember 1, 2008December 28, 2017
Marc DavisFebruary 7, 1999March 12, 2018
Bob DelaneyNovember 5, 1988May 21, 2011
J.B. DeRosaOctober 18, 2017March 5, 2018
Joe DeRosaNovember 3, 1989June 15, 2010
Tim DonaghyNovember 9, 1994May 12, 2007
Tom DrakefordNovember 3, 1995December 11, 1995
Terry DurhamNovember 5, 1988December 22, 2001
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Ron ElisiakDecember 18, 1994March 25, 1996
Mitchell ErvinNovember 5, 2014March 10, 2018
Hugh EvansNovember 4, 1988June 13, 2001
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Kevin FehrDecember 5, 1995April 17, 2013
Nolan FineNovember 5, 1988April 14, 2004
Kane FitzgeraldOctober 31, 2009March 10, 2018
Tyler FordNovember 7, 2014March 11, 2018
Gary ForestMay 14, 2000May 19, 2005
Brian ForteApril 25, 2006March 9, 2018
Joe ForteNovember 5, 1988January 18, 2010
Scott FosterNovember 9, 1994March 12, 2018
Pat FraherDecember 8, 1995March 11, 2018
Bernie FryerNovember 4, 1988June 12, 2007
John FulliloveNovember 4, 1995December 9, 1995
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Ed GainesNovember 4, 1995December 9, 1995
Darell GarretsonNovember 5, 1988November 11, 1994
Ron GarretsonNovember 4, 1988March 9, 2018
Michael GlassNovember 7, 1995December 11, 1995
Jacyn GobleNovember 1, 2016March 11, 2018
John GobleOctober 31, 2007March 9, 2018
Marcel GodfreyNovember 4, 1995December 11, 1995
Jason GoldenbergNovember 5, 2016March 2, 2018
Luis GrilloNovember 8, 1988April 15, 2009
Roy GulbeyanNovember 3, 1995December 9, 1995
David GuthrieNovember 2, 2005March 11, 2018
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
John HeatleyNovember 3, 1995December 11, 1995
Joe HendersonDecember 5, 1995December 10, 1995
Michael HendersonOctober 31, 2001April 19, 2006
Rusty HerringNovember 4, 1988April 20, 1991
Hue HollinsNovember 4, 1988May 12, 2003
Lauren HoltkampNovember 2, 2012March 8, 2018
Jim HuetterNovember 4, 1988April 21, 1991
Darrell HumphreyNovember 3, 1995December 10, 1995
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Steve JavieNovember 4, 1988June 12, 2011
David JonesNovember 4, 1989April 1, 2016
Lee JonesNovember 5, 1988April 20, 1996
Anthony JordanNovember 3, 1995April 19, 2006
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Dee KantnerNovember 5, 1997April 17, 2002
Bill KennedyNovember 3, 1995March 9, 2018
Jess KerseyNovember 4, 1988April 14, 2007
Jim KinseyNovember 4, 1988January 18, 2002
Courtney KirklandNovember 9, 1999March 11, 2018
Kipp KissingerOctober 31, 2014November 10, 2014
Marat KogutOctober 31, 2009March 11, 2018
Mike KromNovember 3, 1995December 10, 1995
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Karl LaneOctober 30, 2010March 11, 2018
Mike LauermanNovember 4, 1988December 10, 1995
Eric LewisNovember 8, 2004March 3, 2018
Joe LindsayNovember 3, 1995November 25, 1996
Mark LindsayNovember 2, 2007March 9, 2018
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Jack MaddenNovember 4, 1988January 2, 1996
Tre MaddoxNovember 6, 2010March 11, 2018
Ed MalloyNovember 1, 2002March 12, 2018
Mike MaloneyNovember 12, 1995December 9, 1995
Mike MathisNovember 5, 1988December 16, 2001
Ron MathisDecember 7, 1990April 16, 1991
Ken MauerNovember 5, 1988March 12, 2018
Woody MayfieldNovember 5, 1988March 1, 1998
Keith McClellanNovember 3, 1995December 29, 1995
Monty McCutchenNovember 12, 1993December 14, 2017
Rashan MichelNovember 3, 1995April 18, 2001
Ed MiddletonNovember 4, 1988April 28, 1998
Paul MihalakNovember 5, 1988February 23, 1997
Rodney MottNovember 3, 1995March 8, 2018
Quintin MurphyNovember 7, 1995December 10, 1995
Matt MyersFebruary 4, 2012December 28, 2017
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Brett NanselNovember 3, 2014March 2, 2018
Jack NiesNovember 5, 1988April 13, 2009
Tommy Nunez Sr.November 4, 1988April 16, 2003
Tommy Nunez Jr.November 3, 2004April 26, 2012
Ronnie NunnNovember 4, 1988May 6, 2003
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Jake O'DonnellNovember 4, 1988May 9, 1995
Tom O'NeillNovember 5, 1989April 20, 1990
Bill OakesNovember 4, 1988January 29, 2000
Ron OlesiakNovember 4, 1988April 12, 2009
Larry OnuszNovember 3, 1995November 25, 1995
J.T. OrrDecember 8, 2009March 12, 2018
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Violet PalmerOctober 31, 1997April 15, 2015
Brenda PantojaNovember 4, 2012December 1, 2013
Gediminas PetraitisNovember 15, 2014March 12, 2018
Jason PhillipsNovember 3, 1995March 9, 2018
Olandis PooleNovember 6, 2004April 11, 2014
Michael PriceNovember 3, 1995December 9, 1995
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Pete QuinnNovember 3, 1989December 4, 1990
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Phenizee RansomNovember 5, 2016December 27, 2017
Troy RaymondOctober 29, 2003March 13, 2004
Blane ReicheltNovember 4, 1988May 17, 2005
Derek RichardsonNovember 3, 1995March 10, 2018
Leroy RichardsonJanuary 12, 1996March 12, 2018
Randy RichardsonNovember 4, 2017December 23, 2017
Phil RobinsonFebruary 15, 1999February 22, 2011
Robbie RobinsonNovember 3, 1995April 17, 2007
Eli RoeNovember 5, 2005April 12, 2016
Nicholas RoeNovember 29, 2005November 29, 2005
Doug RoganNovember 3, 1995December 10, 1995
Wally RooneyNovember 5, 1988April 25, 1993
Ed T. RushNovember 4, 1988April 1, 2000
Eddie F. RushNovember 5, 1988January 5, 2014
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Bill SaarNovember 5, 1988April 15, 1994
Bennett SalvatoreNovember 4, 1988May 9, 2015
Bob SchoeweNovember 7, 1995December 10, 1995
Kevin ScottNovember 6, 2010March 11, 2018
Lamont SimpsonNovember 3, 1995December 9, 1995
Aaron SmithNovember 10, 2015March 11, 2018
Bert SmithNovember 7, 1995November 7, 1995
Michael SmithNovember 6, 1993March 12, 2018
Bill SpoonerNovember 3, 1989March 11, 2018
Derrick StaffordNovember 12, 1988March 11, 2018
Jonathan SterlingOctober 18, 2017March 11, 2018
Troy StevensonNovember 3, 1995December 9, 1995
Earl StromNovember 5, 1988June 12, 1990
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Ben TaylorFebruary 6, 2012March 12, 2018
Dedric TaylorNovember 1, 2013March 11, 2018
Jess ThompsonNovember 4, 1988March 13, 1991
Josh TivenDecember 4, 2009March 12, 2018
George ToliverNovember 5, 1988March 3, 2004
Scott TwardoskiDecember 12, 2009March 11, 2018
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Don VadenNovember 4, 1988March 18, 2003
Justin Van DuyneNovember 12, 2013March 9, 2018
Vladimir Voyard-TadalNovember 5, 2016December 26, 2017
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Scott WallDecember 4, 1995March 11, 2018
C.J. WashingtonNovember 14, 2014March 6, 2018
Tom WashingtonNovember 9, 1991March 9, 2018
Tom WhiteFebruary 18, 1992February 18, 1992
Greg WillardNovember 4, 1988June 3, 2012
Allen WilliamsNovember 5, 1995December 10, 1995
James WilliamsDecember 14, 2009March 11, 2018
Kenneth WilsonNovember 3, 1995December 7, 1995
Keith WinfreyDecember 8, 1995December 10, 1995
Leon WoodNovember 7, 1995March 12, 2018
Tommie WoodNovember 4, 1988April 12, 2000
Barney WoodfieldMarch 3, 1990March 3, 1990
Haywoode WorkmanOctober 29, 2008March 9, 2018
Sean WrightNovember 4, 2005March 11, 2018
Mark WunderlichNovember 7, 1990April 7, 2010
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Lionel YatesNovember 3, 1995December 9, 1995
RefereeFirst GameLast Game
Zach ZarbaOctober 30, 2003March 11, 2018
Gary ZielinskiNovember 8, 1995March 8, 2018

The lead negotiator for locked-out NBA referees finds it "amazing" that a former referee at the center of a controversial job action nearly six years ago is on the league's preliminary list of replacement officials.

Michael Henderson is the referee in question, and the league's locked-out officials are particularly steamed that he might be wearing a whistle around his neck again after they stuck out their necks to support him earlier this decade.

On the night of Feb. 27, 2004, 28 of the 30 referees working NBA games wore their jerseys turned inside-out and stenciled Henderson's number, 62, on their backs, after he had been publicly criticized by the league for a blown call.

"On that night, all but two referees risked their jobs -- their jobs were being threatened at that very moment that they were going out to stand up for him by reversing their jerseys and putting his number on their jerseys," referees' union lead negotiator Lamell McMorris said. "They went out even though they were risking their jobs, and it's just absolutely amazing that now he is going to go and replace them."

Henderson and Robbie Robinson, who officiated from 2004-07, are two ex-NBA referees on a list of 44 potential replacement refs that was obtained by ESPN.com and other news media outlets earlier this week. Also on the list is veteran NCAA official Jamie Luckie, along with several D-League, WNBA and former D-League officials.

No talks have been held between the league and the referees since negotiations broke down last Thursday. The sides remain apart on pension and severance issues, along with a league proposal to have D-League and WNBA officials referee a limited number of NBA games.

On Tuesday, the NBA's attorneys were turning their focus to labor talks with the players, with a formal collective bargaining session scheduled for later this week in New York. The league also was making arrangements to fly its replacement officials to New York for four days of meetings, beginning Thursday.

If the current lockout of the referees lasts into next week when training camps open, the league faces the prospect of using replacement officials for the first time since 1995. The first exhibition game is Oct. 1 in Utah, and opening night of the regular season is Oct. 27.

The inside-out jersey protest happened after the league publicly rebuked Henderson for whistling an incorrect 24-second violation against the Denver Nuggets in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

A missed shot by Andre Miller grazed the rim, and teammate Carmelo Anthony grabbed the offensive rebound with 27 seconds left and Denver ahead by two. After Henderson whistled a 24-second call, the game clock was reset as the play was ruled an inadvertent whistle, and the Lakers controlled the ensuing jump ball and won the game on a 3-pointer by Kareem Rush.

At the time, it was an uncommon occurrence for the league to publicly rebuke one of its officials.

"The referees believed that that had never happened, it was unprecedented. And in their opinion an unprecedented action deserved an unprecedented response, and that's why they chose to stand up for Henderson," said McMorris. He recalled how the league office was caught off guard on the night of the protest and subsequently tried to contact officials assigned to West Coast games, even sending NBA security and referee supervisory staff to refs' locker rooms to warn the officials that they could be fired if they joined in the protest.

"Guys were turning their phones off, not answering their phones, even locking the doors to their locker rooms," McMorris said.

The two referees who declined to reverse their jerseys that night were Nolan Fine, who has since retired, and Ed Rush, who remains among the league's staff of 57 locked-out referees. Fine did not return a call seeking comment, and the refs' union has declined to make any of the locked-out officials available for interviews.

McMorris, who was new to the job at the time, was viewed by the league office as the driving force behind the protest. And according to McMorris, he did not have his first face-to-face meeting with commissioner David Stern until several years later, when the Tim Donaghy scandal was breaking.

Asked whether he believes Stern still holds a grudge against him over that incident, McMorris replied: "I'm of the belief that for quite some time that was a lingering issue, and maybe David was not terribly pleased with what took place, but we arrived at a point where I thought we'd moved beyond that."

Henderson was fired by the NBA in 2005. McMorris believes the league would have fired him a year earlier if not for the inside-out jersey protest.

Henderson, a 10th-round draft pick by the New York Knicks in 1984 who later officiated in the USBL and NBDL before being hired by the NBA, did not reply to e-mail, text and voice messages.

"We reached out to Michael Henderson because he is someone who has experience reffing NBA games, and we actually feel that makes him an ideal candidate," said NBA executive Joel Litvin, who argued that the league is better prepared to impliment a replacement officiating staff than it was 14 years ago.

"In '95 we were using replacements who were for most part CBA refs and college refs, and by contrast we're now using referees that are from the WNBA and D-League -- sort of our extended family. They've also reffed summer league games, and so unlike '95 these refs have been trained in our mechanics and interpretations. They are already in the NBA pipleline, and we think that makes all the difference in the world."

Also Tuesday, the NBA players' union publicly called for a speedy settlement between the league and the locked-out referees.

"I, along with the NBPA Executive Committee, unanimously endorse the quickest possible resolution to the negotiations between the National Basketball Referees Association and the NBA. Our referees are the best in the world at what they do and they deserve to be treated fairly," players union president Derek Fisher said. "Players throughout the league are concerned that the use of replacement referees could compromise the integrity of our games. Our fans deserve the best product that we can put on the court and that includes having the best referees. Anything less is unacceptable to our union and our members."

Chris Sheridan is a senior NBA writer for ESPN.com.

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