Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I know this post might be over the heads of some, but former Sonics Announcer Kevin Calabro is one of the (few) people who has received a good bit of praise on this site. Kevin apparently had a deal to move with the Sonics to OKC and become the Thunder's (no Cats) play-by-play man. Well he decided to stay in Seattle and for the MLS no less....
Kevin Calabro, the voice of the Sonics for 21 seasons, will become the voice of Seattle Sounders FC broadcasts as the team debuts in Major League Soccer next season.I'm sure his family and local Seattleans (?) appreciate it, but you don't normally see someone passing on the NBA for an MLS Expansion team. Calabro has been everywhere throughout his career, including ESPN Radio, TNT and TBS and I'm sad to see him go. Let's be honest here....I'll never watch a local Seattle broadcast of an MLS game, but good luck. Now we just need to find a place for Craig Ehlo.
The team and BELO also reached a multiyear television partnership to broadcast Sounders games on KONG (6 and 16) and King (5).
"I'm thrilled to be part of Sounders FC soccer in a city that I know will embrace it," said Calabro. "Seattle is blessed to have devoted ownership as well and I know people will be excited about the possibilities."
Kevin Calabro becomes voice of the Sounders (Seattle PI)
BREAKING NEWS: Kevin Calabro New Voice of Sounders (SS Reporters)