August 2015 NBA Referee Tony Brothers
Tony Brothers #25
NBA Experience: 21 seasons
Currently in his 22nd NBA season
Born: September 14, 1964 (Norfolk, Va.)
Resides: Newport News, VA.
HS: Booker T. Washington (Norfolk, Va.)
College: Old Dominion University ’86
Tony Brothers is entering his 21st season as an NBA official and has officiated 1,271
regular season games, 97 playoff games including the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
NBA Finals. He was a member of the crew that officiated the 1996 Mexico Challenge,
1998 Schick Rookie All-star Game, 1999 McDonald’s Championship in Milan, Italy,
2008 NBA China Games, 2009 NBA All-star Game and the 2014 Global Games in
Berlin and Turkey.
Prior to joining the NBA, Tony spent four years officiating in the CBA, including three
CBA Finals and a CBA All-Star Game. He has one year of collegiate officiating
experience at the Division III level. Tony also has seven years of high school
officiating experience in Virginia, including three state tournaments.
As a way of honoring his late mother Dorothy Brothers, a former Bank of America
Executive, and to give back to his community, Tony and his wife Monica co-founded,
Still Hope Foundation, Inc. Still Hope is an organization that seeks to assist single
mothers in building a strong and successful family unit by offering quality resources
and supportive relationships.
Brothers attended Old Dominion University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science
degree in Business Administration/Management Information Systems. In 2014, he
was the recipient of the ODU Distinguished Alumni Award. He currently resides in
Newport News, Va. where he finds time to support his favorite football team, ODU!
2012 Virginia Senate Joint Resolution No. 111 Commending Tony and Monica Brothers for establishing Still
Hope Foundation, Inc. Patrons – Senators Lucas, Locke and Miller, Y.B.
2013 Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
2014 Black Men Rock 2 Award from Tidewater Community College
2014 Men Who Empower Award from the YWCA of South Hampton Roads
2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from Old Dominion University
National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence