Brian Forte

OFFICIAL #45
NBA Experience 12 seasons
Born August 18, 1975 (Fairfax, Va.)
Resides Smyrna, Ga.
HS Westminster (Atlanta, Ga.)
College Furman University ‘99

Brian Forte has officiated 659 regular-season games and 17 playoff games over 11 seasons as an NBA official.

Forte considers his most memorable assignment to be his first playoff game: Brookyn Nets at Toronto Raptors on April 19, 2014.

Forte worked six seasons in the NBA G League, officiating two Finals series. He also officiated collegiately in the SEC and Southern Conference, working the conference tournament in both leagues in 2007. That same year, he was selected to officiate the NCAA Tournament.

The son of former NBA referee Joe Forte, Brian received a bachelor’s degree in Computing and Business from Furman University. He previously worked as a computer programmer.