Kevin Cutler Biography – 6′ 8″ NBA Referee

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Kevin Cutler Bio

Kevin Cutler is one of the most experienced referees in the NBA. Image Source: NBA Referees' Twitter.

  • Birth DateAugust 8, 1968
  • Birth Name Kevin Cutler
  • Age 54
  • Height 6' 8"
  • Weight 270 lbs
  • Birth Place Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Birth Sign Leo
  • Nationality American
  • Profession NBA Referee
  • Partner Melissa Pitts
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Eye Color Black
  • Children Allanah Cutler, Aniah Cutler, Jeramey Cutler, Justin Cutler

Kevin Cutler is a professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association (NBA) who has officiated over 600 games spanning thirteen seasons. Cutler started his NBA career in 2009 and has remained a familiar name in the officiating business. He has had twelve years of work experience in other leagues prior to joining the top-tier league.

Despite having a promising career, many are still unaware of the specific details of Cutler’s life. With the ever-growing popularity of the NBA, people are getting curious to learn about his personal information as well. So, let’s talk more about the referee’s family, career, and net worth in this article.

Grew Up In Foster Homes

Kevin was born on August 8, 1968, in Los Angeles, California, USA. He has not disclosed many details about his father and mother. However, he was taken by former basketball player Glenn McDonald.

The referee grew up in foster homes before Glenn, and his wife Renee McDonald took him in. He arrived in Long Beach in 1988 and moved in with the couple soon afterward. Kevin also talks highly of the pair and even calls them ‘Poppy’ and ‘Ma,’ hinting at how important they are in his life.

Kevin Cutler Parents
Kevin Cutler was taken in by Glenn McDonald from earlier. Image Source: Social Media.

Kevin attended Ganesha High School in Pomona. Later, he graduated from California State University Long Beach in 1999 and Cal State University, Dominguez Hills in 2005. In addition, the NBA official played basketball in Long Beach.

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Kevin Cutler Net Worth And Career

As mentioned above, the tall NBA referee has been officiating for over two decades now. Having refereed in so many games over the years, he certainly has amassed considerable fame and fortune. So, we can assume that Kevin Cutler’s net worth might be a significant amount.

Having officiated over 600 regular-season games as an NBA official, Kevin must have garnered a massive wealth. Likewise, he has worked as a referee in three playoff games, including the match between Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves in April 2018. He has also worked in training programs alongside Brent Barnaky and Nick Buchert.

Kevin Cutler's Net Worth
Kevin Cutler has officiated over 600 games in his career. Image Source: NBA Referees’ Twitter.

Before joining the NBA, Cutler refereed in the NBA G League for six seasons which included two finals and the 2018 All-Star Game. He has also spent six years in the collegiate basketball sector, including the 2009 NIT Basketball and the 2010 NCAA Tournament. With all these, the referee must have amassed quite a fortune.

According to Sports Brief, an NBA official can earn up to $10,000 per game, including the playoff round matches. Even the lowest salary of the top-tier league referee is estimated to be $180,000, with the highest being $550,000. So, one can suffice that Culter’s salary must be of a significant amount. Hence, Kevin Cutler’s net worth must be a considerable sum.

Is Kevin Cutler Married? Got Any Children?

Yes, the Ganesha Pomona alumnus is happily married to Melissa Pitts. But, Kevin Cutler’s wife has not been spotted with him at any events. She seems to be secretive and does not like being around cameras.

Likewise, 6′ 8″ tall referee does not seem to be active on Instagram or other social media sites either. Hence, it is quite difficult to find any additional information about the pair’s love life. However, it is reported that the couple has four children, two of whom are into sports.

Kevin Cutler’s eldest daughter, Allanah Cutler, plays volleyball for the Army West Point team, while his second daughter, Aniah Cutler, is into soccer. Both Allanah and Aniah graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in California. Furthermore, Kevin also has two sons, Jeramey Cutler and Justin Cutler.

As per Long Beach Post, Kevin’s lost one of his kids. Furthermore, the NBA referee named Glenn the godfather of his children as he was present in their births.

Cutler seems to be living a happy and comfortable life with his family. Let’s hope he can keep doing well as a referee in the coming days. We also wish for his children to succeed in their respective career fields.

Trivia And Facts

  • Kevin’s favorite food is chicken.
  • His favorite TV show is Homicide: Life on the Street.
  • His favorite place to visit is Africa.