Marc Kestecher Named New NBA On ESPN Radio Play-By-Play Announcer
July 13, 2016 at 6:57 AM (PT)
ESPN RADIO has named veteran play-by-play voice/anchor/host MARC KESTECHER as its new lead play-by-play voice for NBA basketball. KESTECHER will pair with a rotation of analysts including JON BARRY, PJ CARLESIMO, and KARA LAWSON for regular-season games, the All-Star Game, and early-round playoffs and with Hall of Fame former coach HUBIE BROWN for the Conference Finals and NBA Finals. KESTECHER replaces KEVIN CALABRO, who has been named TV play-by-play voice of the PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS.
"When I arrived at ESPN RADIO 17 years ago, one of my goals was to work our NBA games alongside Hall of Famers JIM DURHAM and Dr. JACK RAMSAY, which I was able to do for more than a decade,” said KESTECHER, who has been with ESPN for 17 years.“It is with great honor that I will occupy JD's seat, which was filled so brilliantly the last few seasons by KEVIN CALABRO."
SVP/GM Audio Play-by-Play TIM MCCARTHY said, “It is always gratifying when a commentator who grew up as part of the ESPN RADIO team earns an opportunity such as this. MARC has successfully covered every area of play-by-play for ESPN RADIO and we are so proud as he takes the helm of one of our marquee series -- the NBA ON ESPN RADIO.”