The retirement of longtime Clippers play-by-play person Ralph Lawler has left a void on the TV side. Lawler was the voice of the Clippers for 40 years, ever since the team moved from Buffalo to San Diego. The new voice would certainly have big shoes to fill and it seems like they found that person.
According to the LA Times, radio voice Brian Sieman is close to a deal to go from radio to TV for Clippers broadcasts. Sieman has been involved with the team since 2007 as the Clippers’ radio play-by-play person. This would be a solid and logical move for all. Sieman is someone who already knows the team and the fans are used to. Sieman just needs to go from radio to TV but this seems like it’ll be a smooth transition.
Sieman’s expected replacement on the radio has a familiar name but it’s not who you think. In the same LA times report, Noah Eagle is set to takeover as radio voice for the Clippers. Son of Ian Eagle, Noah has done games on NBA TV and in the NBA Summer League and is going from TV to radio.
With the moves the Clippers have made this offseason, it’s going to be an intriguing season full of optimism. As Sieman and Eagle enter new roles, they will be doing that in the middle of a potentially historic season for the Clippers.
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