To start out you should try officiating at a high school for a couple of seasons and once you feel comfortable there then you should try and shoot for division 3 basketball games or junior colleges and after that eventually go up to division one basketball games and that would be probably your biggest stage. Then your final step before reaching your final goal is to apply to ref in NBA camps or ref for the WNBA and ref for the NBA D league which is where the players who aren't quite ready for the big stage play so if you are a ref in the same shoes that would not be a bad place for you. Once you get here is when you will learn all the ways of officiating in the NBA. And after that I think all you do is apply online at a website called nbaofficitaing.com and hope to get in that way. I don't think there is specific requirements but I assume they wouldn't hire someone with a lot of experience. I was really surprised that all you had to do was apply on some webpage but I checked it out and it is real.
|this is a pretty known referee, if you pay attention you may notice him in one of the games you are watching|