AA Podcast #11 – Mike Breen


In the latest AA Podcast, we talk to the voice of the NBA Finals, Mike Breen, about the NBA Lockout. As ESPN’s lead play by play man for the NBA, Mike would usually be spending this time of year preparing for the imminent start of the NBA season. With the sport embroiled in a protracted lockout and no future talks scheduled, questions abound as to when the 2011-12 NBA season will begin, or if we’ll have a season at all. Mike talks to AA about the impact of the lockout and…

-How he and other announcers are dealing with the lockout. 
-His plans for possibly announcing college basketball for ESPN. 
-Former broadcast partner Mark Jackson’s head coaching gig with the Warriors. 
-Last year’s Finals and Dirk Nowitzki’s MVP performance. 
-How the Heat will bounce back from their Finals loss and criticism. 
-Thoughts on Bryant Gumbel’s explosive commentary on David Stern. 
-His reflections on the key issues of the lockout and whether fans have already been lost. 
-A prediction on whether or not basketball will be played this year.

A very candid, enjoyable interview with the voice of the NBA Finals and a must-listen for any basketball fan.

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