Bob Delaney: Currently one of the top veteran and respected referees in the National Basketball Association, Delaney previously was a New Jersey police office and then spent three years working as an undercover FBI agent. After an intentional rumor was created that Delaney was involved with some "bad things" and discharged as a police officer, Delaney changed name, occupation, appearance and personality. In the type of undercover assignments where very few men come back alive, even members of Delaney's immediate family believed that, sadly, he was a cop who had turned to the dark side of organized crime. Now, as an NBA referee, Delaney has never worried about backing down from the "big men" on the basketball court, since the dangers and individuals Delaney knew in his previous occupation were far more perilous. Today, Delaney is a highly-requested top corporate motivational speaker during the NBA off-season.
Robert Delaney is based in Florida.