Tony Brown


Tony Brown was born January 2, 1967, and is currently an NBA referee.  He has officiated over 220+ regular season games and is one of only 3 active officials to have worked in all 3 leagues associated with the NBA family.  Brown enjoys spectator sports where he can yell at the officials for the piss-poor job they are doing.  He also enjoy irony.

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Roger November 6, 2009 at 8:26 am

Hey Tony,

A short note to tell you how much I enjoyed our conversation during the Portland to Salt Lake City flight on the 30th of October.

Best wishes for a successful season and playoffs.


Marlon DeJoie December 15, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Yo, Tony… man I thought that was you a few weeks ago while either at the Hawks game or either while watching a game on television. Good to see you are doing well. I take it that you dont play ball anymore.

Take care and continue to stay BLESSED.

PS. I will still take you to the basket and BAM on you though. Used to play with you at Ralph McGill, Run and Shoot, Sportslife… wow all over the ATL. 😉

Joseph M. Williams January 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm

hey Tony
Man good to see you are doing that thing in the league. I’m your boy from Plant City (we played a little ball together @ FAMU). You were a bad boy then, CONGRATS!! I’m in Tampa, and would love to check out one of your games. I guess your assignments aren’t announced until right before games.

V. Richardson February 10, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Just wanted to say hello. I was just checking out the NBA website. Take care.

Allan Porostovsky February 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm


Whats up it’s Allan that worked at Avrils Car wash you know the place you would bring your clean car to get washed every day you were not on the road. Is that place still opened? Lost your number and contact with you when I moved back to Tallahassee in 2006. Hope everything is going well for you and hope to see you at a game when you are close. Thanks again for hooking me up as a Ref for local games around Atlanta it was fun. Drop an email some time it would be good to get back in contact with you.

Allan P

Anonymous March 26, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Hey Tony Brown it is 8:41 PM on March 26, 2010 and I am watching you do a terrible job of officiating the Bobcats-Wizards game. You allowed Stephen Jackson to inbound a ball while he was sitting ont he floor with his feet inbounds and called nothing you accused Andray Blatche of stepping on the line when he was clearly inside and nullifying a basket…Overall I am trying to let you know that YOU SUCK !!!!!!!!!!!

andrea myers March 31, 2010 at 9:43 am

OMG!!! I heard you were a ref for the NBA. Far cry from playing at Godby High School….How are you??

ulric smagda April 2, 2010 at 8:52 pm

What an asshole you are! I can’t believe you ejected Pop for challenging your piss poor officiating in San Antonio. Find another job you worthless POS!

V. Black August 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Hey Tony,
How are you? I hope you and your family are doing well. Take care.

Paul "fritz" Finch September 22, 2010 at 10:19 am

Yo ANT…how has it been going for yourself all these years?? I spoke to Jeff-our outstanding left handed point guard from our Godby days- and he mentioned he was having lunch with you recently while you were in Atlanta. I will certainly look for you more when I am watching games….we sure had some good competitive battles back in our hooping days and am glad to see you are doing great it appears some 20+ years later. I am sure you still got some skillz no doubt!!!

Tonia Scott November 2, 2010 at 10:07 am

Anthony, I’m not sure if or when you will read this….But I hope to see you soon. I told Melvin to ask to call me so we can catch…

Mike /Polly / Jean January 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Happy Birthday Ant! And many more, God Bless You and your family!

BERNARD COOPER January 19, 2012 at 12:56 am


BERNARD COOPER January 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Hi tony you and mybrother MELVIN were friends at Godby . I hope you and your family are doing great koop

Cedrick Hancock March 15, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Hello, My Brother
We play basketball together at Godby High School in Tallahasse, Fla. Glad to see you still doing good take care and Hala Back.

Kenyetta Jackson June 26, 2012 at 5:56 am

It was a pleasure meeting you at the Court Club Elite Camp in Philadelphia. Thank you for your words of encourgement, advise and suggestions.

Cyntha barnes July 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Hi freind long time ,see you doing good.

Beverly McAdoo February 25, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Hey Tony,
It was so nice to see you on my flight. We all miss you and are so proud of you ! Hope you and your family are well . Take Care , Bev

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