Biancullo said he hopes Donaghy can help build up his company once the ex-ref is released from probation this fall. For starters, he'd like him to start attending basketball games.
"I plan on getting him out and about. I want the camera on him in a good way. I want people to stop seeing the 'disgraced referee,'" Biancullo said. " 'Disgraced?' Let's lose that."
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Goldberg, who prosecuted Donaghy's case, declined to comment on Donaghy's current activities.
Donaghy said the job has been "good so far," and that he doesn't "have the urge to go back" to gambling.
"I still feel, at times, that I can predict these games," Donaghy said.
But Biancullo thinks the experience has been a mixed bag for Donaghy.
"I've watched his face as he's watching playoff games and he knows he should be there. The payback is watching it on TV. I see the pain and the remorse and the regret," Biancullo said. "What else is he going to do? Go on and do something else? It's not that easy. I think Tim finds that this gives him a little taste of what was."
"He's stuck with his gift," Biancullo added. "Knowing the NBA."