• Joe Crawford’s brother is veteran Major League Baseball umpire Jerry Crawford, and he is the son of retired Major League Baseball umpire Shag Crawford.

• Joe Forte is the only official ever to have worked a high school state championship, a NCAA championship, an Olympic Gold Medal game and an NBA Finals game.

• Bernie Fryer played in the NBA for two seasons, averaging 6.2 points, 3.0 assists and 1.8 rebounds with the Portland Trail Blazers (1973-74) and New Orleans Jazz (1974-75). He was named to the Second All-Rookie Team in 1974.

• Michael Henderson was drafted in the 1984 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks in the 10th Round and played professional basketball in Italy, Spain and Puerto Rico.

• Steve Javie’s father, Stan, was a NFL official for 30 years and officiated four Super Bowls, and his godfather, Johnny Stevens, was an American League Umpire for 25 years and worked in multiple World Series games.

• Courtney Kirkland created the Kennedy Leigh Kirkland Memorial Scholarship Fund in May of 2004 to assist devoted, dedicated and hard working children in preparation for college.

• Leroy Richardson served 12 years in the United States Navy (May 1982 - January 1994). He was the 1991 and 1992 Tactragrulant sailor of the year in Dam Neck,VA.

• Leon Wood played professionally in the NBA with Philadelphia,Washington, New Jersey, San Antonio, Atlanta and Sacramento, averaging 6.4 points, 3.2 assists and 1.2 rebounds as a guard during his six-year NBA career.

MOST SEASONS OFFICIATED
(including 2005-06 season)
Dick Bavetta
Joe Crawford
Jess Kersey
Jack Nies
Bernie Fryer
31
29
29
27
26
MOST REGULAR SEASON GAMES OFFICIATED
(entering 2005-06 season)
Dick Bavetta
Joe Crawford
Jess Kersey
Jack Nies
Bernie Fryer
2,095
1,995
1,847
1,822
1,615

• Youngest Official: Zach Zarba at 30 years-old (April 29, 1975)

• Oldest Official: Jack Nies at 67 years-old (November 11, 1937)

• Most NBA Playoffs Experience: Joe Crawford, 252 games

• Most NBA Finals Experience: Joe Crawford, 36 games