Hazen To Call D-League Mad Ants Games
November 6, 2008 at 5:24 AM (PT)
The NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE's FORT WAYNE MAD ANTS ink veteran sportscaster BILL HAZEN to call this season's games on INDEPENDENCE MEDIA HOLDINGS Talk WNUY (FM 100 TALKS)/FORT WAYNE. HAZEN has, among other stops, called games for the HOUSTON ROCKETS, CHICAGO BULLS and INDIANA PACERS, and baseball, football and basketball for ESPN INTERNATIONAL, and previously called CBA games for the GARY STEELHEADS and NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE CHICAGO SHAMROX action. He handled public relations for the AMERICAN INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE last season.
"We could not be happier to have BILL HAZEN as our new play-by-play man," said MAD ANTS Pres. JEFF POTTER. "It is not often that teams get the opportunity to bring in someone with BILL's knowledge and NBA experience. I think he will bring a level of professionalism to our broadcasts and our organization as a whole."
"Anytime you add exciting professional basketball and FORT WAYNE together, you're bound to have a winning formula. That's one reason I'm so thrilled about this opportunity," said HAZEN. "INDIANA sports broadcasters like SID COLLINS and HILLIARD GATES influenced me when I was learning about broadcasting at BUTLER UNIVERSITY. For me, calling the action on MAD ANTS games will give me the opportunity to return to my INDIANA broadcast roots. I'll also be working with some terrific people. I'm excited about that!"