Bob Delaney (born November 1, 1951 in Paterson, New Jersey) is a former police officer and is a professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1987-88 NBA season to 2010-11 NBA season.
After finishing college, Delaney joined the New Jersey State Police. During the mid-1970s, Delaney worked as an undercover officer as part of an operation known as "Project Alpha".
Project Alpha was an investigation into the New Jersey organized crime scene. Delaney and a group of undercover officers posed as businessmen in the trucking industry trying to get out from under the pressures of union interests. This would open an association with the crime families who would alleviate their business pressures from the unions for a price. Delaney would assume the identity of "Bobby Covert", a deceased resident of New Jersey, for his protection.
Anyone know much about him?
During his time undercover he also crossed path's with Joe Pistone AKA Donnie Brasco