Former NBA center and Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Sean Rooks died Tuesday at the age of 46. Read on for more on this devastating news. Our condolences to Sean’s friends, family, and all those mourning his tragic loss.
Hartung will become the sideline reporter for SEC Network prime-time college football telecasts, joining Brent Musburger and Tim Tebow. Click here for more.
Raul comes to NECN/NBC Boston from KDVR FOX 31 in Denver, Colorado where he was the weekend sports anchor since 2012. Read more about Raul’s switch here.
Early Friday morning, CBS3 executive producer Paul Pozniak emailed Villanova sports information director Michael Sheridan, asking if one of his players might one to serve as guest sportscaster that night. Sheridan reached out to Wright, who immediately thought of Ochefu, a natural and gifted public speaker. Check out Daniel in action here.
WABC sports anchor Rob Powers is taking a job at Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS to be the late news anchor. Check out news director Camille Edwards warm message sent to staffers about Rob’s move here.
by Bob Cooney of Philly.com “ALAA ABDELNABY remembers the embarrassment he felt as a young boy growing up in North Jersey. He’d go to a friend’s house with orders from his mom, Selia, to call her when he got there. Being a dutiful son, Abdelnaby would make the call. When he assured her he was fine, he was always met with silence at the other end. He could feel his mom’s impatience growing through the phone line. Selia didn’t want to hear her son’s words in English, but rather in Arabic.
Abdelnaby, who just completed his first season as the color analyst for Sixers’ telecasts on Comcast SportsNet with play-by-play man Marc Zumoff, was born in Alexandria, Egypt, before his family moved to New Jersey when Abdelnaby was 2. It was important to his mother that her son, a McDonald’s all-American at Bloomfield High School before playing for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke, be fluent in Arabic while growing up American.”
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“Mike is an elite talent who can contribute to all of our biggest events,” said Sam Flood, executive producer of NBC Sports. “The opportunity to add Mike to NBC Sports Group’s lineup, which is already the strongest in sports broadcasting, was too good to be true.” Read on to learn more about the move.
Making the most of opportunities and learning from mistakes were among the tips that Philadelphia TV personality Ducis Rodgers passed on to students during a visit to Pottstown’s Rupert Elementary School on Monday. Find out what kind of advice Ducis gave here.
Duncan, who has frequently hosted the daily NESN Live and NESN Sports Today programs since arriving from the Atlanta market in December 2013, will fill a similar if more prominent role at ESPN. She will debut as a SportsCenter anchor on May 9. See what Duncan had to say about her new position here.
Sellers became one of this country’s most famous broadcaster during a 34-year career for Radio New Zealand. In 1956, when swearing on air was a big no-no, he infamously blurted out on radio: “Bloody hell that’s a lot of pies!” Read on to learn more about Peter’s legacy.
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