Mike Breen Rumors
The N.B.A. finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers is his record 11th finals, two more than Marv Albert (with NBC) and Dick Stockton (CBS). And he will continue his run with a newly announced contract extension. “I know this sounds corny and clichéd, but it’s kind of overwhelming to think about it,” he said by telephone Friday between Games 1 and 2 of the finals. “I grew up watching the N.B.A. when Marv was the man — and he’s still the man — and I listened to Stockton call all those Lakers-Celtics matchups. I’ve been blessed to have all these opportunities come my way.”
ESPN announced today it has re-signed its lead NBA play-by-play commentator Mike Breen, THE VOICE of the NBA Finals, to a long-term deal. Breen joined ESPN in 2003 and began calling the NBA FINALS in 2006. He is entering his 11th season as THE VOICE of the NBA FINALS – the most ever for a play-by-play commentator.