15 Oct Tim Donaghy
Born from the Philadelphia suburb of Havertown, Pennsylvania, Donaghy attended Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield, Pennsylvania and three other NBA referees: Joe Crawford, Mike Callahan, along with Ed Malloy.  In 1989, Donaghy graduated with a degree in sales and marketing. While at Villanova, he played on the baseball team of the school. According to the National Basketball Referee’s Association, Donaghy participated and earned All-Catholic and All-Delaware County honors in baseball and also All-Delaware County honors in basketball throughout high school, but –Villanova baseball coach George Bennett asserts that Donaghy didn’t perform on the varsity team and no records indicate he was selected to the All-Catholic group in baseball or appointed to the All-Delaware County basketball staff.
His wife Kimberly was wed by donaghy . They have four brothers. Back in September, 2007, shortly after the scandal broke, Kim filed for divorce.
Officiating livelihood Before officiating in the NBA, Donaghy spent five years officiating in Pennsylvania high school basketball and seven seasons in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), and he had been the head official for the 1993 CBA All-Star Game. The following year, he joined the NBA, where he worked for 13 decades, officiating in 772 regular-season matches and 20 playoff matches. Donaghy was a participant in the NBA’s Read to Achieve program, where he engaged in an event at the Universal Charter college throughout the 2002 NBA Finals. [ His uniform number was 21.
Donaghy was one of three referees who worked the Pacers–Pistons brawl at The Palace of Auburn Hills on November 19, 2004, which ended in a fight between Pacers players and Pistons fans.]
During a 2003 regular-season game, Donaghy called a technical foul on Rasheed Wallace, then playing the Portland Trail Blazers, for throwing a ball in another official during a game. Wallace faced Donaghy following the match, threatening him, yelling obscenities and, according Donaghy. Wallace was suspended for seven games; this was the longest suspension issued by the league for the event not involving violence or medication.