Brian Forte

OFFICIAL #45
NBA Experience 11 seasons
Born August 18, 1975 (Fairfax, Va.)
Resides Smyrna, Ga.
HS Westminster (Atlanta, Ga.)
College Furman University ‘99

Brian Forte, who is the son of retired NBA referee Joe Forte, will be entering his 11th season as an NBA official. He has officiated 465 regular season games and five Playoff games in seven NBA seasons. He also officiated the 2011 NBA All-Star Rookie/Sophomore game.

He worked for six seasons in the NBA D-League, officiating 126 games. During that time he worked two Finals. He also officiated in several college conferences, including the Southern Conference, where he officiated the 2007 conference tournament final, and the Southeastern Conference, where he officiated the 2007 conference tournament.Forte also was selected to officiate the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
Forte received a Bachelors degree in Computing/Business from Furman University and worked as a computer programmer before joining the NBA.