Mike Gorman Rumors
A statue in honor of Boston Celtics and Holy Cross great Bob Cousy was unveiled Friday outside the DCU Center. The 92-year-old hall-of-fame point guard was in attendance for the 2 p.m. ceremony, along with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty, Celtics owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca. Mike Gorman, the voice of the Celtics and Cousy’s former broadcast partner, emceed the outdoor event.
Brian Mahoney: Some nice honors for Celtics and Knicks as they play this game. Celtics play-by-play man Mike Gorman and MSG photographer George Kalinsky to be recipients of 2021 Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy media awards.
Brian Scalabrine, the former Celtic who is beginning his sixth full-time season with NBC Sports Boston, will be the color analyst. He joined Mike Gorman on road telecasts in recent seasons and also has called a number of home games.
Mike Gorman: Roughly 2800 times I sat down with Tommy to broadcast a game. Every time it was special. HOF player…HOF coach…HOF partner. Celtics Nation has lost its finest voice. Rest In Peace my friend. It has been the privilege of my professional life to be the Mike in Mike & Tommy.
Gorman prefers not to look back at his career, because when you’re 71, that’s usually a way to acknowledge a looming end, and he is not there yet. But he has stories he has never told publicly before, from a tragedy in the Navy that still haunts him, to the time he nearly fought Tommy Heinsohn, to how a few home runs in a beer-league softball game put him on the path to becoming the voice of one of the most famous sports franchises ever.