Jon Barry Named Analyst For ESPN Radio NBA Broadcasts
October 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM (PT)
ESPN RADIO's choice to fill the analyst's slot on NBA radio broadcasts this season is former NBA player JON BARRY, who will take the place of Dr. JACK RAMSAY, who retired due to health issues in the middle of last season's playoffs. BARRY, son of Hall of Famer RICK BARRY and a 14-year veteran as a player who has been with ESPN since 2006, will call over 40 games, with former coaches P.J. CARLESIMO and STAN VAN GUNDY calling select games and KEVIN CALABRO as lead play-by-play voice and MARC KESTECHER also calling games for the network.
BARRY said, "I am excited to expand my role with ESPN to include games on ESPN RADIO. I know I can't fill the shoes of Dr. JACK RAMSAY, but I will do my best to inform and entertain our listeners."
RAMSAY added, "For the past 18 seasons, it was my pleasure to call NBA games on ESPN RADIO alongside the late, incomparable Hall of Fame broadcaster, dear friend JIM DURHAM. I'll always treasure our time together and the great games we were privileged to call. Now I look forward to listening to KEVIN CALABRO and JON BARRY - both outstanding broadcasters who know the game."
SVP, ESPN AUDIO Play-by-Play and Talent Planning "As we enter ESPN RADIO's 19th season as the exclusive national broadcaster of the NBA, adding JON BARRY, with his NBA knowledge and pedigree, only solidifies our commitment to producing the best play- by play-content. The team of KEVIN CALABRO and JON BARRY will be very compelling."