Joe Crawford

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Birthday
30, 1951
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
30, 1951 (age 67)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

NBA referee who began his career in the league in 1977. In 2005 he became just the sixth referee to officiate more than two thousand games.

Before Fame

He officiated Pennsylvania high school games from 1970-1977.

Trivia

He was suspended for the 2007 Finals after an inappropriate ejection of Spurs star Tim Duncan, which ended his streak of twenty-one straight seasons officiating in the Finals.

Family Life

His brother, Jerry Crawford, was an MLB umpire for over thirty years.

Associated With

He has spent the majority of his career working under former NBA Commissioner David Stern.