This Monday (17), the NBA Playoffs met their referees. The list of 36 names, released by the league, combines veterans and newcomers. Scott Foster, for example, has played 201 playoff games so far. The list brings debuts like Lauren Holtkamp, who has been in the NBA for seven years and will be an alternate.
In the official list of holders, however, we have two other debuts: Jacyn Goble and JB DeRosa. And as an honorary referee, Tony Brown, who has been present in 35 Playoff games in his 18-year career in the league. He is away for treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Referees are chosen through regular season indicators, and from these are the 12 names selected for the finals. The selection is made by the performance in the Playoffs.
The referees’ list for the 2021 Playoffs is, as follows:
Brent Barnaky, Curtis Blair, Tony Brothers, James Capers, Derrick Collins, Sean Corbin, Kevin Cutler, Marc Davis, JB DeRosa, Kane Fitzgerald, Tyler Ford, Brian Forte, Scott Foster, Pat Fraher, Jacyn Goble, John Goble, David Guthrie, Bill Kennedy, Courtney Kirkland, Karl Lane, Eric Lewis, Mark Lindsay, Tre Maddox, Ed Malloy, Ken Mauer, Rodney Mott, Kevin Scott, Michael Smith, Ben Taylor, Dedric Taylor, Josh Tiven, Scott Wall, Tom Washington, James Williams, Sean Wright and Zach Zarba.
Alternates will be Eric Dalen, Mitchell Ervin, Lauren Holtkamp, Gediminas Petraitis, Justin Van Duyne and Leon Wood.
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