Jack Nies was born November 11, 1937 and is currently an NBA referee. He is in his 29th season and has officiated over 1,800+ regular season games, 150+ play-off games, and 10 NBA Finals games. He wears number 35. He was a teacher for the trainable mentally challenged for 7 years. He also instructed several current referees on how to be an effective official. It is unclear at this time if these two things are related.
BONUS: This is Jack’s son, Eric.