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Wolves, Ballysports name Michael Grady as play-by-play announcer

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (in partnership with Bally Sports North) today announced that Michael Grady will be the team’s new play-by-play announcer. Grady will team up with his analyst Jim Petersen this season for the Wolves to host his games at Bally Sports North. In addition to his play-by-play role, Grady represents the Timberwolves on many platforms including team his events, team content and more.

Ethan Casson, Chief Executive Officer of Timberwolves & Lynx said: “As Michael returns to his Midwestern roots, we couldn’t be more excited to hear his voice at a Timberwolves game next season.”

Grady, 39, is a multiple Emmy Award-winning reporter, host, producer, and 2016 Indiana Sportscaster of the Year who has spent the past six years on New York’s YES network as a courtside reporter for the Brooklyn Nets. Then come to the Twin Cities. His TV play-by-play experience includes New York Liberty, the 2022 WNBA Commissioners’ Cup, his pre- and post-game coverage of the New York Yankees on the YES Network, his Yankees batting his Practice Today his show host. increase. Grady has also been on the sidelines for CBS Sports, calling NFL and college football and the network’s college basketball play-by-play. In addition, he served as a play-by-play announcer for his NBATV and Turner his sports.

“Today is a thrilling day for me and my family as it has been a lifelong dream to be an NBA play-by-play announcer,” said Grady. We can’t wait to call the game with our crew and look forward to engaging with the incredible Timberwolves fans and community partners to continue telling the story of this great basketball state.”

Grady began his broadcasting career in Indiana, Indiana in 2003, joining 1070 WIBC Radio in Indianapolis as a producer before moving to 107.5 ESPN Radio in Indianapolis as Executive Producer in 2007. On his ABC affiliate in Indianapolis, WRTV-TV, he won an Emmy for his coverage of the 2016 Indianapolis 500. While in Indianapolis and then in New York, Grady co-hosted the ‘Grady and Big Joe Show’ with the former Indianapolis He Colts. From 2011 until 2019, he played Joe Steisniak on 107.5 ESPN Radio in Indianapolis. From 2010 until 2017, he also served as public address announcer for the Indiana Pacers.

Tony Tortorisi, Executive Producer of Barry Sports North, said: “Fans will appreciate his smooth contribution to this exciting new era of basketball for the Timberwolves, and he is a huge tribute to longtime Timberwolves analyst Jim He Petersen. prize.”

In general, this is like a home run for a team (and ownership group) that continues to focus on “hunting the big game.” Michael Grady was a favorite during his Brooklyn days.The departure of Dave Benz frustrated many Wolves fans, but they soon came to love Grady’s overall energy, passion and knowledge of basketball. think.

Welcome to Minnesota, Michael!