Bob Delaney


Bob Delaney served as one of the National Basketball Association's most respected referees and in law enforcement was a highly decorated Trooper with the New Jersey State Police. His NBA career began in 1987 and he his officiating portfolio includes more than 1,700 regular season games, 160 playoff contests and 9 Finals. He worked the 1998 and 2011 All-Star Games, as well as the 1994 Opening NBA Games in Yokohama, Japan and 2010 China Games in Beijing and Guangzhou. He received the prestigious Gold Whistle Award from the National Association of Sports Officials in 2003.

For the past 30 years Delaney has provided training before Federal, State, County and Local law enforcement officers and agents throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He has helped many to understand and identify symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the impact it has on the individual and the ripple effect to family and friends.

Delaney holds a B.S. in Criminology from New Jersey City University and a M.A. in Leadership from St. Mary's College of California. In 2006 Delaney was inducted into the New Jersey City University Hall of Fame.

NBA Cares Ambassador and former NBA official Bob Delaney at the 19th Annual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar & GOOD GRIEF CAMP for Military Children, where he presented his Post Traumatic Stress education & awareness outreach messaging. Pictured above with Bonnie Carroll, Founder/President TAPS and General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the United States Military Joint Chiefs of Staff.

NBA Cares Ambassador Bob Delaney - Grand Marshal for the 2013 Lakewood Ranch Memorial Day Heroes Parade with his grandson Austin Henderson.

Visiting with the 8th Army & 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in South Korea. Delaney shared his Post Traumatic Stress education & awareness message with soldiers and their families. Delaney also visited with the Korean Basketball League Commissioner and his staff at their Seoul headquarters, attending a KBL game between the Seoul Knights and Seoul Thunder at the 1988 Olympic Center. He also met with KBL referees sharing the finer points of basketball officiating.

Delaney receives U.S. Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Award for work with PTSD

NBA Cares Ambassador Bob Delaney and Lt. Colonel Keith Johnson at Ft. Eustis, Va. on Sept. 27, 2012 - the world-wide Army stand down day for Suicide Prevention. Delaney was the keynote speaker of the day sharing his Post Traumatic Stress Education & Awareness message and his personal journey with PTS after his long term undercover investigation and how basketball and the NBA provided a form of therapy and healing.

Delaney Collects Coats For Sandy

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