NBA promotes 4 umpires to 2022-23 officiating staff
NEW YORK – NBA G League referees Cheryl Flores, Robert Hussey, Matt Kallio and Dannica Mosher have been promoted to full-time NBA officials for the 2022-23 season, senior vice president of the NBA Monty McCutchen announced today. NBA, head of referee development. and training.
“Cheryl, Robert, Matt and Dannica have demonstrated the ability and professionalism required to be a full-time member of the NBA officiating staff,” McCutchen said. “We are delighted that they have reached this important milestone in their careers.”
Flores and Mosher join Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling, Simone Jelks, Ashley Moyer-Gleich, Natalie Sago, Jenna Schroeder and Danielle Scott in bringing the total number of full-time officials for the 2022-23 season to eight.
The 2022-23 NBA regular season kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 18 with a doubleheader on TNT as the Philadelphia 76ers visit defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET) and defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors host the Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET).
New full-time NBA staff officials
Cheryl Flores served nine seasons in the NBA G League and 10 seasons in the WNBA. She worked the G League and WNBA Finals in 2022. Flores refereed 12 NBA regular season games as a non-staff official during the 2021-22 season. She has 13 years of collegiate officiating experience, including the Women’s Final Four in 2019 and the Women’s National Championship game in 2021.
Robert Hussey served five seasons in the NBA G League and two campaigns in the WNBA. He made the G League Finals and WNBA Playoffs last season. During the 2021-22 NBA season, he officiated 10 NBA regular season games as a non-staff official. Hussey officiated for five seasons at the college and high school levels.
Matt Kallio is the first international official to join the NBA’s full-time officiating team. The Edmonton, Alta., native has seven seasons in the NBA G League and four seasons of experience as a WNBA referee. He worked 10 NBA regular season games as a non-staff official during the 2021-22 season. Kallio has been a FIBA official since 2012 and was slated to officiate at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Dannica Mosher has four seasons of officiating experience in the NBA G League and five seasons in the WNBA. She appeared in the G League Finals and WNBA Finals last season. She also refereed 12 NBA regular season games as a non-staff official during the 2021-22 season. Her officiating career includes eight years at the college level and five years at the high school level.