WNBA announces officials for WNBA Playoffs 2021 presented by Google

NEW YORK – The WNBA today announced the 15 referees who have earned spots to serve as on-court and/or alternate officials in the WNBA Playoffs 2021 presented by Google.

Playoff officials are selected by the WNBA Referee Operations management team based on three specific criteria throughout the season: WNBA Referee Operations’ graded rankings, play-calling accuracy and team feedback.  Officials will be evaluated after each round of the playoffs to determine future advancement in the 2021 postseason.

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 WNBA Playoffs 2021 presented by Google will tip off on Thursday, Sept. 23 with two first-round single-elimination games on ESPN2.  First, the sixth-seeded Chicago Sky hosts the seventh-seeded Dallas Wings at 8 p.m. ET. In the second game, the fifth-seeded Phoenix Mercury faces the eighth-seeded New York Liberty at 10 p.m. ET.

The 15 referees assigned to the 2021 WNBA Playoffs are below:


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)