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DON VADEN
Vice President and Director of Officials


Don Vaden, Vice President, Director of Officials, has been a member of the Basketball Operations staff over the past nine years and has served in various management roles in the NBA’s officiating program.

He served as the director of officiating at numerous NBA summer leagues, training NBA and NBA D-League referees. Vaden has worked as a Group Supervisor, a Crew Chief Coordinator and a Transition Coordinator in the NBA's Officiating Program. He has also acted as a site director at summer training camps and a presenter of information at Preseason Training Camp.

Vaden is responsible for the day-to-day management and on-court performance of the officiating staff.

In his 15-season officiating career with the NBA, Vaden officiated 854 Regular Season games and 59 Playoffs and Finals games before retiring in 2002.

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