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Sacramento Kings honor broadcaster Gary Gerould

By Kelly Davis Rackham
Sports Informant Writer

In 1985 the Kings came to Sacramento and hired radio play-by-play announcer Gary Gerould. Now, 26 years later, he is an NBA legend.

Kings broadcaster Gary Gerould. (Photo courtesy of Greg Ashman)

Growing up in the Midwest, Gary was always passionate about basketball. Instead of playing, however, he went into sports broadcasting. A speech and physical education graduate from Anderson University in Indiana, Gerould moved to California to become the news and sports director at KHSL Radio in Chico. Two years later, he moved to Sacramento and joined the sports department at KCRA-TV. He joined the Kings when they came to town, and has been entertaining fans ever since. He is among the top 10 in longevity amongsy NBA broadcasters.

On Dec. 8, Gerould celebrated his 2,000th game as broadcaster. Throughout the evening fans were treated to video of NBA and sports legends’ memories of Gerould.

Former coach and current TV announcer Jerry Reynolds had nothing but praise for Gerould saying, “Gary is the ultimate professional. He does the absolute best radio play-by-play in the country… he really paints a picture.”

KTXL Fox 40 Sports Director Jim Crandell spoke for all Kings fans when he said, “Thanks for a job well done.”

At halftime, Maloof Sports & Entertainment recognized Gerould and presented him with a personalized framed jersey and promised him the official game ball at the end of the evening. Gerould was joined by his wife, Marlene and son, Bob, at center court where he was honored by friends and co-workers.

“This is a gratifying and humbling experience,” he said at the end of the presentation.

The Sacramento Kings presented Gary Gerould with a personalized jersey at halftime. (Photo courtesy of Greg Ashman)

Comments

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  1. December 27th, 2010 at 4:56 pm by art

    Nice article Kelly. Keep up the good work.

  2. December 27th, 2010 at 4:58 pm by art

    Nice article. Keep up the good work.

  3. December 3rd, 2016 at 2:42 am by Blue

    It’s a plueasre to find someone who can think so clearly

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