BAA & NBA Referees 1946-60

BAA & NBA Referees 1946-60

Postby Robert Bradley » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:07 pm

since we don't have any of the referees prior to 1960-61 listed on the APBR site i thought i'd take a crack at starting a list of 1946-60 refs. here's what i have so far to get us started, any additions or corrections are welcome and encouraged -


1946-47
01 Hagan Anderson
02 Howard Archer
03 Jim Biersdorfer
04 Michael Boich
05 Sid Borgia
06 Ed Boyle
26 Jocko Collins
07 Ike Craig
08 Hank Dvorak
09 Lou Eisenstein
10 Bill Downes
11 Phil Fox
12 Peter Gallo
29 Jess Garrett
14 Tony Gentile
15 Ron Gibbs
16 Christy Harrold
17 Pat Kennedy
18 Tom Kouzmanoff
25 Jim McNally
19 Nat Messinger
20 John Nucatola
21 Sam Peccararo
22 Dallas Shirley
23 Sam Schoenfeld
24 Chuck Solodare
28 Max Tabacchi
27 Leo Zatta

1947-48
Hagan Anderson
Jim Beiersdorfer
Sid Borgia
Ed Boyle
Cy Casper
Jocko Collins
Lou Eisenstein
Phil Fox
Tony Gentile
Ron Gibbs
Christy Harrold
Pat Kennedy
Nate Messinger
John Nucatola
Sam Pecoraro
Sam Schoenfeld
John Stevens

1948-49
Hagan Anderson
Bob Austin
Jim Beiersdorfer
Sid Borgia
Ed Boyle
Jocko Collins
Charley Eckman
Lou Eisenstein
Phil S. Fox
Phil Fox
Spike Garnish
Ron Gibbs
Arnie Heft
Harry Greenberg
Pat Kennedy
Sol Levy
Nate Messinger
John Nucatola
Sam Pecoraro
Sam Schoenfeld
John Scalzi
Frank Scanlon
Joe Serafin
Chuck Solodare
John Stevens
Max Tabacchi
Norris Ward

1949-50
01 Hagan Anderson
27 Bob Austin
02 Morrie Arnovich
03 Jim Beiersdorfer
04 Sid Borgia
05 Ed Boyle
Ed Bro
06 Jocko Collins
14 Lou Dehner
35 Bill Downes
Hank Dvorak
28 Charley Eckman
07 Lou Eisenstein
29 Jim Enright
08 Phil S. Fox
09 Phil Fox
10 Chuck Chuckovits
11 Spike Garnish
24 Tony Gentile
30 Barney Hearn
19 Arnie Heft
12 Pat Kennedy
31 Rube Lautenschlager
20 Sol Levy
37 Bud Lowell
34 Max Mohr
15 John Nucatola
Ed Russell
32 John Sammon
21 John Scalzi
23 Frank Scanlon
17 Sam Schenfeld
36 Earl Shlupp
22 Joe Serafin
26 Chuck Solodare
18 John Stevens
33 Stan Stutz
25 Max Tabacci
Len Toff

1950-51
01 Hagan Anderson
27 Bob Austin
03 Jim Beiersdorfer
04 Sid Borgia
Ed Boyle
10 Chuck Chuckovitz
06 Jocko Collins
14 Lou Dehner
35 Bill Downes
50 Jim Duffy
28 Charley Eckman
07 Lou Eisenstein
29 Jim Enright
09 Phil Fox
08 Phil S. Fox
52 Joe Frivaldsky
24 Tony Gentile
19 Arnie Heft
12 Pat Kennedy
31 Rube Lautenslager
20 Sol Levy
37 Bud Lowell
51 Red Mihalik
15 John Nucatola
21 John Scalzi
17 Sam Scoenfeld
18 John Stevens
33 Stan Stutz
25 Max Tabacchi

1951-52
Hagan Anderson
Bob Austin
Walt Bonham
Sid Borgia
Ed Boyle
Jocko Collins
Norm Drucker
Jim Duffy
Charley Eckman
Lou Eisenstein
Phil Fox
Phil S. Fox
Bruce Hale
Bill Hassett
C.B. Hatcher
Arnie Heft
Cy Kaselman
Pat Kennedy
Bud Lowell
Charles McKenna
Julie Meyer
Red Mihalik
John Nucatola
Jake Pelkington
Riley Pitkoff
Jim Ryan
Joe Serafin
Jack Silverman
Chuck Solodare
Jerry Steiner
John Stevens
Stan Stutz
Max Tabacchi
Jewell Young

1952-53
Hagan Anderson
Bob Austin
Ken Balgeman
Al Barillari
Bill Biebel
Sid Borgia
Chuck Chuckovits
Jocko Collins
Hy Davis
Tony DePhillips
Norm Drucker
Charley Eckman
Lou Eisenstein
Frank Falzone
Jack Feck
Walter Foley
John Fox
Phil Fox
Jim Gaffney
Sonny Gamber
Spike Garnish
C.S. Gensicken
Tony Gentile
Bruce Hale
Barney Hearn
Arnie Heft
Pat Kennedy
Tom Kuzmanoff
Rube Lautenschlager
Bud Lowell
Charles McKenna
Vic Mettler
Julie Meyer
Red Mihalik
John Nucatola
John Pace
Oscar Peskoff
Bob Reardon
Sam Rogolsky
Jim Russo
Jim Ryan
John Sammon
John Schick
Joe Serafin
Jack Silverman
Stan Stutz
Len Toff
Babe Wheeler
Don Wilson

1953-54
Al Barillari
Sid Borgia
Jocko Collins
Norm Drucker
Charley Eckman
Lou Eisenstein
Phil Fox
Jack Garfinkel
Arnie Heft
Stan Landes
Julie Meyer
Gig Nichol
John Nucatola
Mendy Rudolph
Joe Serafin
Bob Sigholtz
Frank Sowecke
Stan Stutz
Tony Tortorello
Jewell Young

1954-55
Bill Biebel
Sid Borgia
Norm Drucker
Lou Eisenstein
Phil Fox
Arnie Heft
Julie Meyer
Gig Nichol
Mendy Rudolph
Joe Serafin
Willie Smith
Stan Stutz

1955-56
Bill Biebel
Sid Borgia
Pete D'Ambrosio
Norm Drucker
Jim Duffy
Lou Eisenstein
Jim Gaffney
Arnie Heft
Riley Pitkoff
Mendy Rudolph
Willie Smith
Stan Stutz

1956-57
Lou Barber
Lou Bender
Sid Borgia
Francis Crossin
Pete D'Ambrosio
Norm Drucker
Jim Duffy
Lou Eisenstein
Arnie Heft
Frank Hoerst
Stan Landes
Max Macon
Andy Mitchell
Richie Powers
Mendy Rudolph

1957-58
Sid Borgia
Gerry Bush
Francis Crossin
Norm Drucker
Jim Duffy
Lou Eisenstein
Arnie Heft
Art McNally
Richie Powers
Mendy Rudolph
Willie Smith
Earl Strom

1958-59
Sid Borgia
Norm Drucker
Jim Duffy
Arnie Heft
Richie Powers
Mendy Rudolph
Earl Strom

1959-60
03 Sid Borgia
11 Martin Cribbins
14 Peter D'Ambrosio
06 Jim Duffy
04 Arnie Heft
05 Mendy Rudolph
07 Norm Drucker
16 Terry Kilkenny
09 Richie Powers
08 Willie Smith
10 Earl Strom
17 Hal Tyson
12 Eugene Weston
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Postby rlee » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:31 pm

59-60: add 16 Terry Kilkenny, 17 Hal Tyson

46-47:
1 Hagan Anderson
2 Howard Archer
3 James Biersdorfer
4 Michael Boich
5 Sid Borgia
6 Edward Boyle
7 Ike Craig
8 Henry Dvorak
9 Lou Eisenstein
10 William Downes
11 Phil Fox
12 Peter Gallo
14 Anthony Gentile
15 Ronald Gibbs
16 Christy Harrold
17 Pat Kennedy
18 Tom Kouzmanoff
19 Nat Messinger
20 John Nucatola
21 Sam Peccararo
22 Dallas Shirley
23 Sam Schoenfeld
24 Wm Solodare
25 James McNally
26 Jocko Collins
27 Leo Zatta
28 Max Tabacchi
29 Jeff Garrett

more to follow
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Postby rlee » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:08 am

48-49: Add Pat Kennedy
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Postby Robert Bradley » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:01 am

Ray - should that be "Jess Garrett" for 1946-47? that's how he's listed in the NBA Encyclopedia.
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Postby rlee » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:19 am

Re: Garrett-

I don't know. I have a game program - Warriors vs. Chicago @ Phila Arena 3/27/47 which has a list of league officials w/ their #s & there he is listed as "Jeff".

btw - all the lists I have spell Max's name: "Tabacchi"
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Postby Robert Bradley » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:25 am

John Grasso just sent me a list with him as "Jess" so i think i'll go with that for now.

you other additions and corrections have been added.

i also deleted a few referees that were listed in the pre-season guide but not included in the NBA Encyclopedia.
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Postby Jon Scott » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:46 am

Earlier this year I had asked if anyone could identify any of the referees in the following photo (which shows the founding members of the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association (CBOA)).

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and got no replies. FWIW, I asked the same question on a Basketball Officials message board and didn't get much either. Seems to be a pretty obscure topic.

Anyway, I know that John Nucatola is in the front row on the far right. J. Dallas Shirley is in the back row, second from the far right. The person in the back row on the far left may be Matty Begovich.

It seems that during this time period there was a lot of overlap between collegiate officials and pro officials. If anyone can fill in any of the others, I'm still interested.

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Postby Robert Bradley » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:55 am

this might be a good place to start -

http://cboaofficial.org/CBOAHistory.htm
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Postby Jon Scott » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:13 am

Robert Bradley wrote:this might be a good place to start -

http://cboaofficial.org/CBOAHistory.htm


I had tried contacting them and got no reply.

The site does have some good information. For example, it mentions that the CBOA "was formally organized on June 8, 1948, with 37 charter members. The organization was an outgrowth of informal discussion among leading officials who envisioned such a need. The greatest impetus came from five men - Sam Schoenfeld, Hagen Andersen, Matty Begovich, John Nucatola and Lou Eisenstein."

so I'm sure they're all in the photo somewhere.

There's also a list of former presidents at the link below.

http://cboaofficial.org/PresidentsList.htm

which probably also is well represented in the photo.

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Postby rlee » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:18 am

52-53:

add Gene Englund, Dick Schulz
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Postby John Grasso » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:53 pm

In looking thru my notes for the 1946-47 season I found Stan Mockford and Alec Campbell who were substitutes for the 3/11/47 Toronto-St. Louis game when the regular refs didn't show.

Also Bill Orwig and Johnny Muscatel worked games
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Postby rlee » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:46 pm

49-50:

add

Sam Pecoraro - 16
Cy Kaselman - 40
John Pace- 41
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Postby Robert Bradley » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:11 am

On 4Apr77 24 of the 26 NBA refs (who were represented by NABR - the National Association of Basketball Referees) voted 24-0 to go on strike beginning on the final day of the 1976-77 regular season. NBA Supervisor of Officials John Nucatola had arranged for replacement referees where taken mainly from the referees who had tried out in the 1976-77 preseason, and some from the Eastern League, the Western Basketball Association and colleges. The strike carried on into the playoffs with referees picketing some of the games, before the two sides came to an agreement and the refs returned to work on 25Apr77.

NBA OFFICIALS WHO WENT ON STRIKE
Dick Bavetta
Jim Capers
Norm Drucker
Hugh Evans
Ken Falkner
Darell Garretson
Joe Gushue
Hue Hollins
Lee Jones
Jess Kersey
Jack Madden
Mike Mathis
Ed Middleton
Paul Mihalik
Don Murphy
Tommy Nuñez Sr.
Jake O'Donnell
Bill Oakes
Bob Rakel
Wally Rooney
Ed T. Rush
Bill Saar
Manny Sokol
John Vanak

NBA OFFICIALS WHO DID NOT STRIKE
(both were not union members)

Richie Powers
Earl Strom

REPLACEMENT NBA OFFICIALS
Bruce Alexander
Paul Campbell
Milt Cooper
Bob Dillard
Sylvester Dobson
Terry Durham
Don Durr
Mike Eggers
Bernie Fryer
Roger McCann
Joey Crawford
Richie Jackson
Dick Schaper
Bob Siembida
Houston Vaughn
Paul Wilson
Mel Whitworth

The most interesting names on the list of replacement referees are Crawford, Durham and Fryer, who all went on to lengthy careers an NBA Officials.
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Postby Robert Bradley » Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:35 pm

NBA Officials indicted between 1997 and 2000 tax evasion for unreported income from downgrading airline tickets and pocketing the difference and not reporting it as income -

Hank Armstrong (plead guilty)
Joey Crawford (plead guilty)
Joe Forte (plead guilty)
Darell Garretson (plead guilty)
Steve Javie (acquitted)
Jess Kersey (plead guilty)
Jack Madden (plead guilty)
Mike Mathis (plead guilty)
Ken Mauer (convicted)
Ronnie Nunn (plead guilty)
Ron Olesiak (plead guilty)
Blane Reichelt (charges dismissed)
George Toliver (plead guilty)
Don Vaden (plead guilty)

Seven NBA Officials resigned and were eventually reinstated -

Hank Armstrong
Joey Crawford
Joe Forte
Jess Kersey
Mike Mathis
George Toliver
Don Vaden
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Postby rlee » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:27 am

Replacement ref Roger McCann was a former Washington General player
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Postby Robert Bradley » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:34 am

i found a couple more part-time refs from 1949-50 -

Johnny O'Donnell (Sports Editor, DAVENPORT DEMOCRAT)
Sonny Gamber

Apparently there was a shortage of available officials becase many of them umpired minor league baseball games.
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Re: BAA & NBA Referees 1946-60

Postby Mike Hamel » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:55 am

Former Celtic Bob Brannum refereed at least two games during the 1959-60 season:

2/26/1960 Minneapolis at Boston (Celtics won 128-111; Jack Barry of the Boston Globe reported that "Celtic players were of the opinion that Brannum did a good job ... Bob was visibly nervous at the outset, but handled himself in a determined fashion...")

3/9/1960 New York at Boston (Celtics won 148-128)
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Re: BAA & NBA Referees 1946-60

Postby Robert Bradley » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:27 pm

Nice find Mike.

Here is a list that I found earlier of the 2010-11 officiating staff. Anyone have any additions?

6 Tony Brown
7 Kevin Fehr
8 Mark Davis
9 Derrick Stafford
10 Ron Garretson
11 Derrick Collins
12 Violet Palmer
13 Monty McCutchen
14 Ed Malloy
15 Bennett Salvatore
16 David Guthrie
17 Joe Crawford
18 Mark Wunderlich
19 James Capers
20 Leroy Richardson
22 Bill Spooner
23 Jason Phillips
24 Mike Callahan
25 Tony Brothers
26 Bob Delaney
27 Dick Bavetta
28 Tommy Nunez Jr.
29 Steve Javie
30 John Goble
31 Scott Wall
32 Eddie F. Rush
33 Zach Zarba
34 Kevin Cutler
35 Kane Fitzgerald
36 David Jones
38 Michael Smith
40 Leon Wood
41 Ken Mauer
42 Eric Lewis
43 Dan Crawford
44 Eli Roe
45 Brian Forte
46 Matt Boland
47 Bennie Adams
48 Scott Foster
49 Tom Washington
50 Olandis Poole
52 Pat Fraher
53 Mark Lindsay
54 Nick Buchert
55 Bill Kennedy
56 Mark Ayotte
57 Greg Willard
58 Josh Tiven
59 Gary Zielinski
60 James Williams
61 Courtney Kirkland
63 Derek Richardson
65 Sean Wright
66 Haywoode Workman
68 Marat Kogut
70 Brent Barnaky
71 Rodney Mott
74 Curtis Blair
75 Eric Dalen
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Re: BAA & NBA Referees 1946-60

Postby Mike Goodman » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:42 pm

I propose adding an e
to make Haywoode.
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Re: BAA & NBA Referees 1946-60

Postby Robert Bradley » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:02 pm

Mike Goodman wrote:I propose adding an e
to make Haywoode.
http://www.basketball-reference.com/pla ... mha01.html


proposal accepted.
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Re: BAA & NBA Referees 1946-60

Postby John Grasso » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:02 pm

Covers.com, a gambling site, has a list of all 2010-11 NBA referees with the number of games they've worked so far
this year along with an analysis of their performance vs. the point spread. They don't show the referee's uniform number though and some of the ones they show are old numbers that have been changed for this season.

Among the refs with less than 10 games this year are: # 79 Kevin Scott, # 72 J.T. Orr, #76 Scott Twardoski, #77 Karl Lane,
#78 Scott Bolnick, #73 Tre Maddox - a total of 66 refs.

#18 Mark Wunderlich and #32 Eddie F. Rush are listed on the NBA's list but have not yet worked a game this season.
#11 Phil Robinson, who was probably retired, worked one game this season, the 2/22/11 game between the Clippers and Thunder according to Covers.com and the box score on some websites but on other websites including the NBA's, #11 Derrick Collins is shown as the official.
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Re: BAA & NBA Referees 1946-60

Postby meej » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:38 pm

I have downloaded the game off sport-scene, and ref no 11 was definitely Derrick Collins.

This is a capture of the video showing ref no 11:

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Now, this is Phil Robinson:

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http://www.basketball-refs.com/active-n ... -robinson/

And this is Derrick Collins:

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http://www.basketball-refs.com/active-n ... k-collins/

I may be alone in this, but something tells me that's not Phil Robinson reffing the game.
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