NEW YORK, – NBA G League referees John Conley, Brandon Schwab and Danielle Scott have been promoted to full-time NBA staff officials for the 2021-22 season, it was announced today by Monty McCutchen, NBA Senior Vice President, Head of Referee Development and Training.
“Congratulations to John, Brandon and Danielle on their advancement to our full-time staff,” said McCutchen. “Each official has diligently worked at the craft and performed at a level to merit officiating NBA games on a regular basis.”
Scott joins Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling, Ashley Moyer-Gleich, Simone Jelks, Natalie Sago and Jenna Schroeder as full-time female officials for the 2021-22 season.
And Scott, who is Black, has already seen the impact she can have.
She was working a G League game in California when a man approached her at halftime and asked her to take a postgame photo with his three daughters. The young Black girls were overjoyed when she obliged.
“Representation matters,” Scott said. “I took the picture with them and they just were asking me all these questions, so it was really rewarding. Sometimes with the job, the stress, the day-to-day, you don’t realize the impact that you have. And just that moment, it was really awesome for me and it made me realize, ‘Wow, people are looking at me.'”
The NBA’s 75th season tips off on Tuesday.
New Full-Time NBA Staff Officials
John Conley has officiated seven seasons in the NBA G League. He worked 25 regular-season NBA games as a non-staff official during the 2020-21 season. Conley also officiated his first season in the WNBA in 2021. He has 10 years of collegiate officiating experience.
Brandon Schwab has officiated five seasons in the NBA G League. During the 2020-21 NBA season, he refereed 20 regular-season NBA games as a non-staff official. He also officiated his first season in the WNBA in 2021. Schwab has officiated collegiately in major conferences, as well as at the junior college level.
Danielle Scott has four seasons of NBA G League officiating experience. She worked 26 NBA regular-season games as a non-staff official during the 2020-21 season. Scott was also a WNBA official in 2021. Her officiating career includes eight years of experience refereeing games at the collegiate and high school levels.