Eddie F. Rush (born September 19, 1961) is a professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of the 2006–07 NBA season, he had officiated 1,245 regular season, and 140 playoff games, including nine NBA Finals games.
Rush attended W.H. Spencer High School in Columbus, Georgia. At Spencer, he played basketball and baseball. Following high school, he attended college and graduated from Georgia State University in 1983.
Prior to joining the NBA, Rush worked high school games for ten years before progressing to college and professional basketball leagues. At the collegiate level, he officiated for eight years in the Big Ten and Southeastern Conferences, as well as Conference USA. He worked First Round games in the 1991 and 1992 NCAA Tournaments. Later he officiated for five years of Continental Basketball Association officiating experience.
Rush is no relation to long-time NBA referee and former Supervisor of Officials Ed T. Rush.
Rush is the only NBA ref to have officiated the last game of the NBA Finals for four straight seasons (2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008).
- "Eddie F. Rush #32". National Basketball Referees Association. Retrieved 2007-08-08.
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