Fiba Official Steve Seibel Workshop

In conjunction with FIBA Oceania, Basketball New Zealand has organised for Steve Seibel to conduct an exclusive officiating workshop in Auckland on the 19 August.

Mr Seibel has been selected by FIBA World to officiate both of the men’s matches (Tall Blacks v Boomers) in the upcoming FIBA Oceania Series. While here, Siebel has agreed to conduct a one-off clinic for New Zealand officials, coaches, players and administrators. This will be a great opportunity to hear from one of the game’s best referees. 

During the clinic, Seibel will touch on his own experience as a top level referee and technical aspects such as three person officiating and game management. The sessions will conclude with an open Q&A session.

Mr Seibel is one of FIBA’s most decorated and experienced referees, having been an active FIBA referee since 2004. He was identified as a prospect in the NBA Referee's Development Program in 2003 and was subsequently invited to work the NBA Summer League in Boston that year.  He also went on to work for four seasons in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

During Siebel's esteemed career has included officiating some high-profile games, including:

  • the Gold Medal game at the inaugural FIBA Men’s World Cup in Spain, 2014 

  • the 2013 FIBA Intercontinental Cup in Brazilthe Semi Final at the 2012 London Olympics

  • the Quarter Final at the 2010 Men’s World Champs in Turkey 

  • the 2008 Quarter Final at the Beijing Olympics

  • the Gold Medal at the 2007 Men’s Junior World Champs in Serbia

  • the Final Playoffs of the Chinese Basketball Association Finals

Mr Seibel has also officiated players such as recent NBA Champion and MVP Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony as well as Kobe Bryant & Pau Gasol – to name a few. 

When not traveling the globe as a referee, Steve is a Partner with the law firm Cundari Seibel LLP in Kamloops, B.C. where he resides with his family. 


  • DATE: 19 August, 2015

  • VENUE: North Shore Events Centre, Auckland

  • TIME: 7pm – 9pm

  • COST: Free

The workshop is limited to 35 people. Preference will be given to referees.

Click here to request a ticket. Or email Daniel Dawick - daniel@basketball.org.nz

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