Bill Spooner


Bill Spooner February 23, 1957, and is currently an NBA referee.  He has officiated over 1,000+ regular season games and 50+ play-off games.  Spooner served as president of the high school referee association in 1982, his friends call him “Spoonman” and he holds the distinction of having the largest forehead of any current NBA referee.

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DB Ross March 3, 2010 at 3:45 am

Bill Spooner called a Warriors vs. Miami Heat game last night that was nothing but robbery. Worst excuse for officiating I have ever witnessed. Obvious fixed game.

If he is not collecting money from gambling or Miami Heat back office, then he is wasting his atrocious, blatant disregard for facts, game calling.

Spooner. YOU SUCK!

Jared Dunn April 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm

lol largest forehead of any NBA ref

John Adams April 17, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I worked as an official with Bill back in the 80’s officiating high school games in Southern California. I knew he would reach the NBA. I am very proud of him and would like to hear back from him. Please forward my info to him.

John Adams

Jon Rosen February 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I want to echo John’s comments. I was in the San Fernando High School Basketball Officials’ Association in 1986, Bill’s last year doing local ball just before he went to the NBA. I was a junior official and only had the good luck to officiate one game with him, a boys junior varsity game that he did back-to-back with a later varsity game, to help me improve my officiating. He was an excellent teacher and in one short session on the court, gave me a lot of insights that helped me in my career as an official (which ultimately led to assignments in the local CIF high school boys basketball tournaments in later years). I have watched him in many televised NBA games and I can still see the poise he had way back when on the court. Its not surprising to see fans complain about specific calls or games, that pretty much comes with the territory for sports officials, but I rarely see any of the complaining fans offering to get up on the court and see whether they could do a better job (most of them couldn’t come close). Bill, if you ever read this, you were a real inspiration to me and I think you are top-notch.

bill hughes March 4, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Bill worked many of my games when I was a High School coach at Reseda H.S. in the LAUSD. He did my city championship game in 1983 and 1984. Bill if you ever see this I hope all is well. I now live in Coeur’d Alene Id. send me an e-mail. Bill

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