September 2, 2009 |
Comcast SportsNet announced yesterday that former Villanova star Ed Pinckney will succeed Bob Salmi as the color analyst on 76ers telecasts. Pinckney, most recently an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves, will join longtime play-by-play announcer Marc Zumoff for all Sixers telecasts on Comcast SportsNet and the Comcast Network. "We are thrilled to welcome Ed back home and to have someone with his credentials join Marc Zumoff, providing Sixers fans with one of the best broadcast teams in the NBA," Brian Monihan, Comcast SportsNet senior vice president and general manager, said in a news release.
November 23, 2011 |
IN HIGH SCHOOL, Sixers announcer Marc Zumoff was never one of the jocks - in fact he said he was the "fat kid" who always watched from the sideline. Today as one of the most recognizable sports voices in Philadelphia, he has the dream job jocks envy. Funny how that works. Tomorrow, Zumoff's world will come full circle when he returns to Washington High, his alma mater, to announce Washington's annual Thanksgiving Day game against Archbishop Ryan (10 a.m.). Zumoff, a 1973 graduate, will be the primary voice for the game, which will air on the Comcast Network.
October 28, 2009 |
Tonight, the 76ers open the 2009-2010 season against the team that ended the last season: the Orlando Magic, 2008-09 Eastern Conference champs. The Sixers practiced yesterday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine before flying to Florida. Tonight's game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip-off at Amway Arena. Orlando, led by all-star center Dwight Howard, has three other current or former all-stars on its roster: Forward Rashard Lewis, guard Vince Carter, and point guard and former Saint Joseph's University star, Jameer Nelson.
July 18, 1992 |
Jon Gurevitch, the Sixers' radio play-by-play man for seven seasons, is moving. To television. Gurevitch will handle play-by-play for 62 Sixers games on PRISM (41 home, 21 away), according to Don Heller, vice president and general manager of PRISM and SportsChannel Philadelphia. Former NBA coach Jack Ramsay will continue in his role as analyst on the Sixers' PRISM telecasts. Succeeding Gurevitch as radio play-by-play man will be Jim Kozimor. He has been backup on play-by-play for the Golden State Warriors the past few seasons.
October 12, 2010
Former 76ers guard Eric Snow, who was the starting point guard for the 2001 team that advanced to the NBA Finals, has been named the color analyst alongside play-by-play man Marc Zumoff for all Sixer telecasts on Comcas SportsNet and The Comcast Network. Snow is Zumoff's fourth partner in 4 years, following Steve Mix, Bob Salmi and Ed Pinckney, who left during this offseason to take a job as an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls. Snow will debut tonight when the Boston Celtics visit the Wells Fargo Center (7 o'clock)
June 29, 2007 |
As play-by-play announcer Marc Zumoff discussed the 76ers' potential pick with analyst Bob Salmi last night during the draft party at the Wachovia Center, he hinted that the team liked Georgia Tech forward Thaddeus Young. That was just before the Sixers took Young at No. 12. But when NBA commissioner David Stern appeared on the video screen and announced the selection, there was still a moment of confusion for the crowd. Then the reaction came. Some fans cheered. Others groaned.
August 1, 1991 |
Go ahead, tell your radio audience exactly what mystical things Michael Jordan is doing on the basketball court. "My creative juices will be taxed," Neil Funk was saying yesterday, after accepting a five-year contract to become the radio voice of the NBA champion Chicago Bulls. His new job, which was offered Tuesday, includes two years of guarantees and three years of options. Funk spent the last four seasons as the play-by-play man on Channel 17's telecasts of 76ers road games and had been involved in Sixers radio and TV work during seven of the last nine seasons.
October 6, 1997 |
Larry Brown, ever the professor, waited until yesterday morning - the fifth workout of the 76ers' training camp - to stretch anything other than basic drills to full court. "I just want to make sure we're going to try to defend and rebound," said Brown, starting his first season as the Sixers' coach. "The most important thing now is to try to execute, to work on fundamentals. "It's important that we spend most of our time teaching. There's not one negative, except for Rex Walters being hurt [strained lower back]
October 11, 1995 |
In the end, 37-year-old Rick Mahorn chose the path of least resistance. Mahorn, who had been talking to the 76ers about a job as a backup big man, instead re-signed with the New Jersey Nets, accepting a one-year guaranteed contract believed to be worth about $400,000. "A bird in hand is worth two in the bush," said the 6-10 Mahorn, beginning his fourth season with the Nets. That means that the salary-capped Sixers were able to offer nothing more than the NBA minimum of $225,000, and, with one spot open, have a far more pressing need for a backup point guard.
June 8, 1998 |
Marc Zumoff, the TV voice of the 76ers the last four seasons, is mulling an offer from Turner Broadcasting to work at the Goodwill Games this summer. If Zumoff accepts, which appears likely, he would be assigned basketball play-by-play duties for games not involving the U.S. team and would double as a sideline reporter during the U.S. games. Zumoff's agent, Glen Goldstein, is handling negotiations for the competition, scheduled July 19-24 in New York. Zumoff is also hopeful of working out a new deal with the Sixers.