Brett Nansel

OFFICIAL #44
NBA Experience 5th season
Born June 10, 1977 (Miles City, Mont.)
Reside Bozeman, Mont.
High School Custer County District (Miles City, Mont.)
College North Dakota State '01

Brett Nansel has officiated 135 regular-season games in three seasons as an NBA referee. He has also worked 17 regular-season NBA games as a non-staff official.

Nansel considers his most memorable assignment to be a game between the Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers on Dec. 5, 2016, when the Warriors’ Klay Thompson scored 60 points in 29 minutes.

Before joining the NBA, Nansel officiated for eight years in the NBA G League. In addition to his professional experience, Nansel officiated NCAA Division I basketball for eight years, including five NCAA Tournament appearances (2012-16).

Nansel has worked as a wildland firefighter (1997-2001) and a high school history teacher (2002-2014).

The Montana native enjoys hunting, fly fishing and spending time on a family farm and cattle ranch with his wife and three children.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Anything on Outdoor Channels
Favorite Movie Top Gun
Favorite Musician Alan Jackson
Favorite Book Wooden
Favorite Meal Barbecue Ribeye Steak
Favorite App Periscope
Would Most Like To Visit Australia
Bucket List Catch a grander (1,000-pound marlin)
Hidden Talent Tenor Saxophone