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NBA Official For Jazz/Wolves Game Author Of Dating Guide

NBA official Simone Jelks #81 during a game between the New York Knicks and the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on November 08, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Simone Jelks, an official for the game between the Jazz and Timberwolves authored a dating book called “One-on-One: A gentleman’s guide to dating ambitious women.”

Jelks was part of the officiating crew for the Jazz vs. Wolves game at the Target Center on Wednesday, December 11.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Jelks has been a basketball official since August 2017.


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Jelks is not only an author and official but a former professional basketball player, a former Pac-10 all-defensive team member, and an inner-city high school Spanish teacher.

She published the 104-page dating guide in October 2017. The guide is available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats.

The NBA lists Jelks as a Non-Staff Offical.

Utah vs. Minnesota is broadcast on NBA League Pass, AT&T SportsNet, and 97.5 FM.