NBA and Basketball England announce NBA Global Game Officiating Clinic

The National Basketball Association and Basketball England are delighted to announce another NBA Global Games Officiating Clinic, taking place during the NBA London Game 2019. The NBA in partnership with Basketball England will conduct their second refereeing clinic following the success of last years event in which over 50 referees attended. This event provides a unique opportunity for referees to learn from leading NBA officials and other supporting organisations.



Here is a breakdown of the clinic structure that will take place over the two days:



Clinic One: Tuesday, January 15th - 6.00pm - 9.00pm - Led by Monty McCutchen.


Monty McCutchen, Vice President, Head of Referee Development and Training National Basketball Association


McCutchen oversees the day-to-day management and on court performance of all officials in the NBA officiating program. McCutchen assumed his current position in December 2017 after spending 25 seasons as an NBA official. One of the league’s highest-rated and most respected referees, McCutchen has officiated more than 1,400 regular-season games and 169 playoff games. He refereed 16 games in the NBA Finals and most recently officiated Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.


Prior to joining the NBA, McCutchen served as a referee in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) for four seasons. He officiated playoff games all four years, including the CBA Finals in his last three seasons. A native of San Angelo, Texas, McCutchen earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Speech Communication from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Mark Wunderlich, Associate Vice President, Referee Operations National Basketball Association 

Wunderlich is in his fifth season as a member of the NBA’s Referee Development and Performance group. He was an NBA official from 1999-2010, working 1,100 regular-season games and 80 playoff games, including two Finals games. He also worked two NBA All-Star Games. Prior to joining the NBA, Wunderlich was an official in the CBA from 1997-1999. Wunderlich was inducted into the Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. Wunderlich will be joining McCutchen for clinic one. 

Clinic Two: Wednesday, January 16th - 6.30pm - 9.30pm - Led by Richard Stokes

The National Basketball Association and Basketball England are delighted to announce a second NBA Global Games Refereeing Clinic, taking place during the NBA London Game 2019. The second clinic will be led by Richard Stokes, who has over 25 years of experience of international basketball both as a referee and as a leading instructor for the games governing bodies. Stokes is experienced in all aspects of sports officiating, including Play Calling, Game Management, Communication and Psychology and the ability to deliver quality lectures and presentations specifically in the this area.


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