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Old Fri Mar 16, 2012, 08:28am
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Tall refs?

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Us tall referees have to stick together.
Came across this quote today while browsing the foums and it made me wonder. Basketball obviously is a sport with a lot of really tall people on the court, but that usually applies to the players and not the referees. So, being pretty tall myself (no, I intentionally left out the comma between pretty and tall), I was wondering if there are any tall referees out here?

PS: If you are interested you can make a guess about my height
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Old Fri Mar 16, 2012, 08:39am
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Yes, there are tall refs out there. Myself, I'm 6' -2".


I will guess that you're 6'7".
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Old Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:03am
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Old Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:12am
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I would say 6'9."
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Old Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:34am
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I'm 5'6. I've often wondered if my lack of height would preclude me from moving up to varsity. General consensus around my area has been no, it wouldn't.
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Old Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:59am
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I am 6'7"....and not thin.....

I was told to use that to my advantage to establish a presence on the court.
I found that it also helped when I had to get in between some players to keep a situation from escalating....

I'll never forget a picture I saw several years ago of Gene Cahill (I think) trying to get between two 6'10" or better guys....they were just kind of looking right over him....
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Old Fri Mar 16, 2012, 11:00am
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I'm a new ref and former college and over seas player, I'm 6'9 or so and i find that my height is very helpful when trying to get better angles and the players
seem to be a little more receptive to me, maybe because i'm still in playing shape IDK.

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Old Fri Mar 16, 2012, 11:12am
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Allthough I like to think my height gives me a better angle and overview, I never saw any top-level officials that really were above average height (allthough I noticed one NBA ref during all-star weekend that seemed pretty tall). Well I guess, someone has to be the first 2m10 official
(For your reference: that's 6'10.5" w/o shoes).
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Old Fri Mar 16, 2012, 11:39am
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Allthough I like to think my height gives me a better angle and overview, I never saw any top-level officials that really were above average height (allthough I noticed one NBA ref during all-star weekend that seemed pretty tall). Well I guess, someone has to be the first 2m10 official
(For your reference: that's 6'10.5" w/o shoes).
If it was a tall, white guy, it was probably Ed Malloy.
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Old Fri Mar 16, 2012, 11:44am
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If it was a tall, white guy, it was probably Ed Malloy.
There is also a guy by the name of Kevin Cutler, who stands about 6'9 or so. If you are a good official I think the height only adds to that.

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Old Fri Mar 16, 2012, 11:50am
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No, I just found out it was Eric Dalen.
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There is also a guy by the name of Kevin Cutler, who stands about 6'9 or so. If you are a good official I think the height only adds to that.
I wouldn't know...only 5'7 over here.

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No, I just found out it was Eric Dalen.
I should have prefaced it by saying if he was a tall, white, and lankly individual lol
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Old Fri Mar 16, 2012, 11:58am
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I'm new but everyone I've talked to so far have told me that my height would be an asset so im gonna go with that...lol
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I'm 5'10". Gee - I wonder what that is in metric? Er, wait - no I don't.
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I'm 6'4" and my two partners from last season were 6'4" and 6'3". We offered to go 3 on 3 with several HS kids during pregame but could never get any takers.
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