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WNBA Announces Officials For 2019 Playoffs

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2019 – The WNBA today announced the 14 referees who will officiate in the 2019 WNBA Playoffs.

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 2019 postseason.

The 2019 WNBA Playoffs will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 11.  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 14 referees assigned to the 2019 WNBA Playoffs are below:

Isaac Barnett (3 WNBA seasons)       Tim Greene (9)

Tiffany Bird (6)                                  Roy Gulbeyan (21)

Eric Brewton (18)                               Byron Jarrett (12)

Fatou Cissoko-Stephens (5)                Michael Price (20)

Tiara Cruse (6)                                    Randy Richardson (2)

Cheryl Flores (7)                                 Billy Smith (9)

Maj Forsberg (11)                               Jeff Wooten (8)