CHICAGO — Referee Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling created NBA background Friday night when she became the initial mom to officiate a league game.
Holtkamp-Sterling labored the Bulls-Warriors game in Chicago.
The sport was the 1st for Holtkamp-Sterling since she gave beginning to her daughter, Stoan, previously this calendar year. She missed previous season due to the fact of a knee injury that demanded medical procedures, and the start out of her 2019-20 season was delayed by abdominal surgical treatment.
Holtkamp-Sterling’s partner, Jonathan Sterling, labored the LA Clippers-Bucks recreation in Milwaukee on Friday. The couple achieved at a university basketball referees celebration. They are the very first married couple to officiate in league record.
“That is incredible,” Warriors mentor Steve Kerr explained. “They almost certainly have a superior nanny, I am guessing. That cannot be simple elevating a boy or girl with two NBA refs as dad and mom. It’s a really remarkable story. I’m happy for Lauren that she’s back on the court docket.”
In 2014, Holtkamp-Sterling turned the 3rd whole-time woman referee in league record.