Bill Kennedy


Bill Kennedy was born November 10, 1966 and is currently a referee in the NBA.  He has officiated over 460+ regular season games and 5+ play-off games.  Kennedy hails from Phoenix, AZ, and routinely looks confused and disoriented during games.

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Three_toe December 18, 2009 at 10:17 pm

hahhahaha “and routinely looks confused and disoriented during games.” i couldnt agree more.

calva November 14, 2010 at 10:03 am

New Jersey nets vs olando magic nov 13 2010 with 4 seconds at half court where is the foul jammer nelson hands all over him

will 213 May 2, 2011 at 1:44 am

Bill your my friend i always attend tommys summer tournament but 2 yrs i have not been there for health issues, but billy my man you look confused in certain games more like your telling yourself i don’t want to be here, I rather be in Kansas LOL..

Justin May 17, 2011 at 10:15 pm

I had a beer with this dude and a scout for the Suns while I was on business in Charlotte earlier this year…they were staying in my hotel..He explained a lot about officiating that I never even considered that makes their jobs a lot tougher than it looks..but that being said I did let them know my feelings on how crooked I think a lot of refs are

Clippers Fan March 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

He was absolutely HORRIBLE at the Clippers game against Detroit. He was even arguing with the other refs and patting the Pistons on the back…literally. He would hesitate when Clips tried to do a time out and he call fouls over and over on Clips and many had to be reviewed and turned over. It took a lot of fun out of the game.

Look for me Bill at the next Clippers game you ref. I will have a sign just for you.

Me May 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I just watched the Celtics and 76ers game 4 in the 2012 playoffs and this refereree, Bill Kennedy is terrible! He took it upon himself to change the game. Ticky tack fouls, some were not even fouls and it did not appear that nobody could challenge the shoddiness of the calls. He obviously does not like Boston and I believe caters to the fans. How can I get a job like that? Apparently, not care about the quality of my work would be the first step!

Terrible officiating. Mr. Stern must have called him at halftime to ensure he made it a game. Time for Mr. Stern to retire and take his so-called refs with him.

Alexia Clark May 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm

When I see Bill Kennedy on the court he looks engage in his game. Confused never just his personality. Being a official and seeing him officiate I must say he’s great. He hussles, always in position to make the call and most of all he knows the game. As spectators we have to realize officials has to make a decision in real time. Spectators has the luxury of seeing the play in slow motion and replays. However, if he can go to the monitor on every call or slow down the paste of the game he would be 100% on all calls. Be mindful that is not the case we are not at liberty to review every call in slow motion. So if he gets 95% of his calls right I can live with that. Overall, I think that he is an outstanding official and good at what he does. Nothing be kudos to you Bill.

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