ESPN is retaining one of its most prominent announcers.
The Worldwide Leader is extending Dave Pasch for another three years, according to a report by The Big Lead on Tuesday morning.
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Pasch is well known for his work alongside Bill Walton during college basketball broadcasts. His ability to still maintain some sense of control during Walton’s infamous rants has been well documented.
He’ll be with ESPN for at least the next three years.
“Nothing’s guaranteed and there are no givens,” Pasch told The Big Lead. “You’re only as good as your last broadcast. So when a company like ESPN is interested in retaining your services, whether you’ve been there for a month or almost two decades, which is the case for me, I’m grateful and don’t take it for granted. I know that sounds like a clichè stock answer, but it’s true. When you get a chance to do high-level games and they’re saying, ‘Hey, we want you to do this for more years to come,’ it’s nice to be wanted.”
Pasch is a growing voice in the sports commentary world.
Previously known for his work with Walton, primarily during Pac-12 college basketball games, he’s now become a more prominent announcer for NBA and even college football games.
He’ll next call Game 3 of the Bucks vs. Celtics series on Saturday.
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