Brian Forte

OFFICIAL #45
NBA Experience 14th season
Born August 18, 1975 (Fairfax, Va.)
Resides Smyrna, Ga.
High School Westminster (Atlanta, Ga.)
College Furman University ‘99

Brian Forte has officiated 723 regular-season games and 20 playoff games over 12 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.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Breaking Bad
Favorite Movie The Godfather Part II
Favorite Book The Count of Monte Cristo
Favorite Meal Sushi
Favorite App Netflix
Would Most Like To Visit Spain