Mike Breen


Mike Breen

NBA Play-by-Play Commentator

Veteran NBA play-caller Mike Breen is the lead voice for the NBA on ESPN and ABC, including the NBA Finals.  He joined ESPN’s NBA team  in October 2003 and now works primarily with Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy on ESPN and ABC.

Breen joined ESPN with 12 seasons of NBA play-by-play on his resume, having worked national telecasts for NBC and the Knicks for New York’s Madison Square Garden’s television and radio networks.  Breen has also done NFL play-by-play for NBC and FOX.  Also, Breen covered the WNBA at NBC, as well as men’s and women’s basketball at the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

In 1998, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named Breen “Broadcaster of the Year” in his native state of New York.  A Fordham University graduate, Breen began his career in radio at WEOK/WPDH in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  He worked in local radio and television in the New York area, including WNBC-AM, SportsChannel, MSG and, most prominently, on Imus in the Morning on WFAN-AM and simulcast on MSNBC.

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