Bernie Fryer


Bernie Fryer was born December 25, 1949 and is a former NBA referee.  He officiated in the NBA for 28 seasons and is only 1 of 3 former NBA players to become an NBA official.  He officiated over 1,600+ regular season games, 140+ play-off games and 11 NBA Finals games.

Fryer currently serves as Director of Officials for the NBA.

Bernie will rock you like a hurricane.

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April 29, 2009 at 1:56 pm

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jack stonestreet February 25, 2011 at 11:39 pm

hey bernie, can’t believe you worked 28 seasons in the nba…course with the experience u gained watching the fiob 9 [FORKS INVITATIONAL OFFICALS BB] do their thing, u couldn’t miss.. gad those were the days,,,fun,fun fun,, i’m still working jv and jr hi football bb games and varsity fast pitch ( 54 yrs). is dad still with us..he.s quite a guy….always enjoyed the trips to pa to see him and syd…saw bruce several times before he passed…sad….would love to hear from u….jack

Greg Farias April 6, 2013 at 7:58 am

Mr. Fryer:
I know your plate must be full – but the Tacoma Basketball Board is having our summer 3-Person training camps/clinics this summer in the Puget Sound Area. I am the Board Member in charge to make these camps work to the benefit of our referees. Any advise you can give me – maybe you would have time to visit a camp and give our members some personal hints/or an opening talk. Let me
know please (as your time permits)
Mahalo and Aloha
Greg Farias
Cell (253) 732-1323
Tacoma Basketball Board (Girls Basketball 3- Person Training)

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