The 2013 Summit's educational sessions will conclude with The "It" Factor, a panel session presenting the thoughts, perspectives and wisdom of three sports officials rightly considered to be icons of the officiating industry as well as by the general public. Joe Crawford of the NBA, Gene Steratore of the NFL and NCAA basketball, and Mike Reilly of MLB will share their experiences and thoughts of what having "it" means. The session will be moderated by Mike Pereira, Fox Sports rules analyst for the network’s NFL coverage.
Joe Crawford has been an NBA referee since 1977. He entered the 2012-13 season having officiated 2,449 regular season and 293 playoff games, including 49 NBA Finals. His 293 playoff and 49 NBA Finals games are the most among active NBA officials. Crawford officiated the 1986, 1992 and 2000 NBA All-Star Games as well as the 1993 McDonald’s Championship in Munich, Germany.
Gene Steratore has been an NFL referee since 2003. He entered the league as a field judge and was promoted to referee at the start of the 2006 season. He has also officiated NCAA Division I men's basketball since 1997. His brother, Tony, is an NFL back judge.
Mike Reilly is a former MLB umpire. He worked four World Series (1984, 1992, 2002, and 2007) and four All-Star Games, serving as the plate umpire in the last two. Reilly also worked the ALCS nine times and the Division Series six times. He also umpired one perfect game and one no-hitter. Reilly is currently recognized by the American Amateur Baseball Congress as a consultant.
Mike Pereira is a Fox Sports rules analyst for the network’s NFL coverage and serves as an officiating consultant for the Pac-12 Conference. He is the former NFL vice president of officiating (2001-2010) where he appeared on NFL Network show, NFL Total Access during the “Official Review” segment. He is a former NFL supervisor and the Western Athletic Conference supervisor of officials. Before the NFL, Pereira worked NCAA Division I football, working eight college bowl games.
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