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ESPN Reaches Multi-Year Extension with Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Hubie Brown


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Legendary Broadcaster and Coach Continues to Call NBA Regular Season and NBA Playoffs Game Telecasts, Including the NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC

ESPN today announced it has reached a multi-year extension with Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Hubie Brown. The legendary coach and broadcaster will continue to call NBA regular season and NBA Playoffs game telecasts. As part of the deal, Brown will also continue to serve as the analyst for ESPN’s NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC alongside play-by-play commentator Mark Jones.

Browns broadcasting career spans five decades, dating back to the 1970s, making him one of the longest-tenured broadcasters in sports media. He has served as a top NBA television and radio analyst for ESPN and ABC since 2004. Brown has called a record 17 NBA Finals as an analyst in his career, which is the most by a broadcaster when combining radio and television assignments. He has called every NBA Finals on ESPN Radio since 2007, working with an impressive array of respected play-by-play voices including current partner Marc Kestecher. He also worked several NBA Finals on ESPN Radio alongside the legendary Dr. Jack Ramsay, his mentor and close friend.

Mark Gross, senior vice president, production:

“As both a broadcaster and a coach, Hubie Brown is synonymous with the word basketball.  His unmatched knowledge, storytelling ability and superb analysis has made him one of the all-time greats. We’re proud that Hubie will continue to educate and entertain NBA fans going forward.”

Brown’s career in sports broadcasting has included stints with USA Network, CBS, TNT and locally with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons, prior to joining ESPN and ABC.

Brown was honored with the Curt Gowdy Media Award by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005. He was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Brown is a two-time NBA Coach of the Year, winning the award in 1978 and again 26 years later in 2004. Brown coached for more than 30 years combined in college, the ABA and the NBA.