NBA: Moyer-Gleich to become second-ever woman to officiate a playoff game

NBA: Moyer-Gleich to become second-ever woman to officiate a playoff game

History will be made in the NBA when the 2024 playoffs begin, as Ashley Moyer-Gleich will become only the second woman in league history to referee a playoff game.

Moyer-Gleich, who has been an NBA official since 2018, was named as one of the 36 referees announced by the NBA on Thursday to officiate in the first round of the playoffs scheduled to kickoff this weekend.

“It’s surreal,” Moyer-Gleich said. “It really is.”

“I worked four games as an alternate last year, so obviously, my goal was I wanted to be an alternate again because that’s just sustaining the growth that I’ve had in my career.

“And then to see my name on list of working floor officials … I mean, my mom was with me, she came with me on my last two games for a little trip, and to open that email and have her there with me and share that news, it was really quite amazing,” she added.

The 36-year-old will join Violet Palmer as the only woman picked by the NBA to officiate a playoff game, with Palmer working nine playoff games between 2006 and 2012.

Moyer-Gleich, who is the only woman on the initial 36 list of officials, has played more than 200 regular-season games so far in her six-year career and is one of three first-time playoff selections by the league this year; Marat Kogut and J.T. Orr are the others.




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