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Gary Gerould, nicknamed “The G-Man”, is an American sportscaster, best known as the radio voice of the NBA's Sacramento Kings since 1985. The Kings renewed his radio broadcaster contract for 4 years on September 15, 2017.
He is also a motorsports reporter for ABC and ESPN and served as a pit lane reporter for the 1981 and 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix for NBC.
Gerould was born in Midland Michigan and got his start in broadcasting at the age of 15 on a local telegraph station. He later attended Anderson University in Indiana and upon graduation went to Chico, California to work for KHSL Radio, later moving to KCRA AM and KCRA TV, as a sports reporter before finally coming to NBC and ESPN, specializing in coverage of the motorsports. He also called play-by-play for NBC's NFL coverage in the early 1980s, and had the opportunity to cover the 1988 Summer Olympics for the network.
In 1985 as the Kansas City Kings moved to Sacramento, Gerould was tabbed as their radio play-by-play announcer. During the 2010–11 season, Gerould completed his 2,000 Kings broadcast, ranking fifth among active NBA announcers.
In October 2015, Gerould announced his retirement from television sportscasting; However, it was announced on June 25, 2020 that Gerould would briefly return as the TV play-by-play announcer for the Kings during the resumption of the suspended NBA season following the resignation of Grant Napear.
Gary and I have been friends for years, and it was a great pleasure to spend time talking to him about his amazing career on my show.