Tony Brothers

Tony Brothers, NBA Official Who Gives Hope

Tony Brothers is entering his 23rd season as an NBA official and has officiated 1,325 regular season games, over 100 playoff games including several appearances in the NBA Finals. He was a member of the crew that officiated the 1996 Mexico Challenge, 1998 Schick Rookie All- star Game, 1999 McDonald’s Championship in Milan, Italy, 2008 NBA China Games, 2009 NBA All-star Game and the 2014 Global Games in Berlin and Turkey.

Prior to joining the NBA, Tony spent four years officiating in the CBA, including three CBA Finals and a CBA All-Star Game. He has one year of collegiate officiating experience at the Division III level. Tony also has seven years of high school officiating experience in Virginia, including three state tournaments.

As a way of honoring his late mother Dorothy Brothers, a former Bank of America Executive and member of the Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum, and to give back to his community, Tony and his ex-wife Monica co-founded, Still Hope Foundation, Inc. Still Hope is an organization that seeks to assist single mothers in building strong and successful family units by offering quality resources and supportive relationships.

In 2015, Tony founded Men for Hope, Inc. to support men, organize their effort in the community and work with organizations providing services for women and their families.  He also established Men for Hope University (MHU), an e-learning platform, which provides Accredited College Courses, a Work/Life Institute for men, community related training and the Tony Brothers Youth Leadership Institute.

Brothers attended Old Dominion University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Management Information Systems. In 2014, he was the recipient of the ODU Distinguished Alumni Award. He currently resides in Norfolk, Va. where he finds time to support his favorite football team, ODU!

He has two sons, Travis 22 and Trent 16.

• 2012 Virginia Senate Joint Resolution No. 111 Commending Tony and Monica Brothers for establishing Still Hope Foundation, Inc. Patrons – Senators Lucas, Locke and Miller, Y.B.
• 2013 Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
• 2013 Martin Luther King Community Service Award from Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc.
• 2014 Black Men Rock 2 Award from Tidewater Community College
• 2014 Men Who Empower Award from the YWCA of South Hampton Roads
• 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from Old Dominion University
• 2015 Martin Luther King Community Service Award from Tidewater Community College

• National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence
• Founder and Board of Director – Men for Hope, Inc.