With over 40 years of experience in basketball as a referee, Thomson has refereed locally, nationally and internationally. Most recently he was interim Supervisor of Basketball Officials for the Canada West Universities Athletic Association.
During his career as an official, Thomson’s career highlights included refereeing at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and nine CIS Men’s National Championship games. In 2014, Thomson was inducted in the Basketball BC Hall of Fame.
Upon his retirement as an active official, Thomson became a Referee Instructor, including trips last summer to the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019 in Crete, Greece, the 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima, Peru and the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.
“Mike Thomson had a long and distinguished career as one of Canada’s preeminent officials,” said Morgan Munroe, Canadian Basketball Officials Commission (CBOC) Chair. “He used the experiences he gained here in Canada to build a solid career as an international official for FIBA.”