Mike Fratello To Replace Mark Jackson On YES Broadcasts

Friday, September 12, 2008

The New York area is all about the national announcers as of late, but this seems like a smart move. Word is that YES will soon be reuniting the once NBC and occasional TNT duo of Marv Albert and Mike Fratello for the Nets' 2008-2009 season. Via the NJ Star-Ledger....

The Nets have filled the TV analyst gig left vacant by Mark Jackson, we're told, and the choice is none other than Mike Fratello (of course).

We all should have seen this coming: Mike's family is still in Hackensack, his kids are in NYC, his heart remains in Jersey, and there aren't many people better at this gig - especially when he's teamed with Marv Albert.

The announcement is still some time off, presumably because he is shopping around for a new telestrator.
The Knicks and Nets may have two of the worst teams in the NBA last season but they've got the announcer market cornered. I'm not the biggest "Czar" fan, but he knows his stuff, and when you Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Bob Wischusen, Gus Johnson, Walt Frazier, etc....New York has some pretty good leads and backups in their stable.

NJ Nets: Marv and Czar, Together Again (NJ.com)


It's a no-brainer for Fratello. YES doesn't have any "Bill Engvall Show" promos.

Sep 12, 2008, 1:43:00 PM  


Steve Lepore said...
Sep 12, 2008, 2:01:00 PM  

You forgot about Tim McCarver, Steve.

Anonymous said...
Sep 12, 2008, 2:33:00 PM  

And Michael Kay who I would love to just Reggie Roby punt in the balls.

GMoney said...
Sep 12, 2008, 4:12:00 PM  

Wait, do you just insinuate that Walt Frazier was good????

Anonymous said...
Sep 12, 2008, 7:10:00 PM  

You're kidding, right? Bob Wischusen is a terrible announcer especially compared to his counterpart in NY Bob Papa regarding football. Really he calls Liberty games. I am being serious when I say I believe Mike Crispino and Al Trautwig call more Knicks games than him.

Anonymous said...
Sep 13, 2008, 12:52:00 AM  

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