Officials announced for 2021 WNBA Playoffs
The WNBA Referee Operations management team selected 15 referees to serve as on-court and/or alternate officials in the 2021 playoffs. The officials were selected based on their performance over the season using three criteria:
- WNBA Referee Operations’ graded rankings
- Play-calling accuracy
- Team feedback.
After each round, the ffficials will be evaluated to determine future advancement in the 2021 postseason. In addition:
- Individual game assignments for referees are posted at NBA.com/official at approximately 9 a.m. ET each game day.
- Each game crew consists of three on-court officials and one on-site alternate.
The playoffs beginThursday, Sept. 23 with two first-round single-elimination games on ESPN2. Th e sixth-seeded Chicago Sky hosts the seventh-seeded Dallas Wings at 8 p.m. ET. The fifth-seeded Phoenix Mercury faces the eighth-seeded New York Liberty at 10 p.m. ET.
The 15 referees assigned to the playoffs:
- Roy Gulbeyan (23 WNBA seasons)
- Michael Price (22)
- Eric Brewton (20)
- Jeffrey Smith (20)
- Amy Bonner (13)
- Maj Forsberg (13)
- Tim Greene (11)
- Billy Smith (11)
- Cheryl Flores (9)
- Angelica Suffren (9)
- Tiffany Bird (8)
- Tiara Cruse (8)
- Isaac Barnett (5)
- Randy Richardson (4)
- Dannica Mosher (2)