Tim Donaghy

Private life

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. [9] Donaghy graduated from Villanova University with a degree in sales and marketing. He performed on the school’s baseball team, while at Villanova. According to the National Basketball Referee’s Association, Donaghy engaged and won All-Catholic and All-Delaware County honors in baseball and All-Delaware County honors in basketball throughout high school, but then–Villanova baseball coach George Bennett asserts that Donaghy did not play on the varsity team and no records indicate he was selected to the All-Catholic team in baseball or named to the All-Delaware County baseball staff.
Donaghy wed his wife Kimberly . They have four daughters. Back in September, 2007 Kim filed for divorce.
Officiating career Before officiating in the NBA, Donaghy spent five years officiating at 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 games and 20 playoff matches. Donaghy was a participant in the NBA’s Read to Achieve program, where he engaged in an event in the Universal Charter college during the 2002 NBA Finals. [ His number was 21.
Donaghy was among 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 with the Portland Trail Blazers, for throwing a ball in another official in a game. Wallace confronted Donaghy following the game, threatening him, screaming obscenities and, based on Donaghy. Wallace was suspended for seven games; this was the longest suspension issued by the league to get the incident not involving violence or medication.

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