May 20, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; NBA referee Joey Crawford gestures during game four of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

How Many Technical Fouls Do Refs Call A Game?

  • I only counted refs that refereed at least 45 games in 2012-2013
  • Brian Forte called the most technical fouls per game (1.3)
  • Haywoode Workman called the least number of technical fouls per game (0.48)
  • The average official called technical fouls per game: 0.866
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Some things of interest:

  • While Joey Crawford has gotten a reputation for calling a lot of technical fouls,  Joey Crawford has given out technical fouls at a rate below the league average this year.

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