Ben Taylor

NBA Experience 11th season
Born October 7, 1985 (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
Resides Orlando, Fla.
High School Cannon County HS (Woodbury, Tenn.)
College Middle Tennessee State Univ. ‘09

Ben Taylor has officiated 564 regular-season games and 31 playoff games in 10 seasons as an NBA staff official. He was named as an alternate official for the 2023 NBA Finals.

Taylor considers his most memorable NBA assignment to be a regular-season game between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Bobcats on March 3, 2014, when Miami’s LeBron James scored 61 points.

Taylor joined the full-time NBA staff in 2013-14 after six seasons as a referee in the NBA G League. He also has experience as a FIBA referee.

A Tennesee native, Taylor received a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Middle Tennessee State University in 2009.

Taylor enjoys spending the offseason with his wife and son, playing golf and helping teach young referees. 

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show The West Wing
Favorite Movie Field of Dreams
Favorite Musician Brian McKnight
Favorite Book Mitch Rapp Series
Favorite Meal Cheeseburger and Tater Tots
Favorite App TripIt
Would Most Like To Visit Scotland
Bucket List Play golf at Augusta National
Hidden Talent Dancing