Brian Forte

NBA Experience 17th season
Born August 18, 1975 (Fairfax, Va.)
Resides Smyrna, Ga.
High School Westminster (Atlanta, Ga.)
College Furman University ‘99

Brian Forte (for-TAY) has officiated 956 regular-season games and 37 playoff games in 16 seasons as an NBA staff official. He also worked the 2022 NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland. 

Forte considers his most memorable NBA assignment to be his first playoff game: the Brooklyn Nets against the Toronto Raptors in a first-round series 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, refereeing 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