Written by Goodwill Games Media Staff 1998
Turner Sports NBA announcers, Kevin Harlan and Hubie Brown along with Philadelphia 76ers broadcaster Marc Zumoff will handle the play-by-play, analysis and reporting for TBS Superstation’s basketball coverage of the 1998 Goodwill Games.
The men’s semifinal and gold medal basketball competition will be televised on TBS Thursday, July 23, and Friday, July 24, during the coverage window of 8:05 p.m.-11:05 p.m. (ET) both nights from Madison Square Garden.
Harlan serves as play-by-play announcer for Turner Sports NBA coverage on TNT and TBS Superstation. He joined Turner Sports for the 1996 NBA Playoffs and recently signed a four-year agreement to handle play-by-play for Turner’s regular season and NBA Playoffs coverage.
Through this year, Harlan was the voice of the Minnesota Timberwolves on KFAN-AM and on KARE-TV, the Timberwolves Television Network. In addition, he has called NFL games for Fox, NBC, and ESPN, and beginning this fall for CBS.
Brown has been with Turner Sports as an NBA analyst for eight years, and has provided analysis for TNT’s coverage of the NBA Draft since 1991. In addition, he served as analyst for the network’s coverage of the 1994 World Championship of basketball as well as the 1995 and ’97 McDonald’s Championships. He called NBA games for CBS and USA Network after retiring from coaching with the Atlanta Hawks (1976-81), New York Knicks (1982-87), Milwaukee Bucks (1972-74) and the ABA’s Kentucky Colonels (1974-76).
Zumoff, who was a sideline reporter during Turner Sports’ coverage of the 1998 NBA Playoffs, is a member of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76er’s broadcast team. He has won the Mid-Atlantic Emmy for play-by-play five of the last six years. He has broadcast the Sixers games since 1982.
TBS, the Goodwill Games host broadcaster since 1986, will televise 45 hours of cable exclusive prime time Goodwill Games competition coverage from 8:05-11:05 p.m. (ET), July 19-August 2, with an additional two hours of Opening Celebration coverage, Saturday, July 18, from 8:05-10:05 p.m. (ET).
TBS Superstation, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s flagship network is the most watched network on cable. The Superstation features popular movies, original programming, exciting sports and favorite comedies. Turner Sports, Inc., a Time Warner Company, presents some of the best and most popular sporting events worldwide, and is a leader in televised sports programming. With events airing on TBS Superstation and TNT, Turner Sports presents one of the most impressive lineups in television that includes the NBA, Atlanta Braves baseball, NASCAR, professional golf, figure skating, college football, and track and field.