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Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 9:15 am  |  9 responses

Nets Holding Open Tryouts for New PA Announcer


Here’s the opportunity you’ve been waiting for — the chance to scream into a mic during Brooklyn Nets games. The NY Post reports: “The Nets want a new voice for their move to Brooklyn — even if its owner has a thick-as-an-egg-cream accent like Borough President Marty Markowitz. The club — which moves into the under-construction Barclays Center next fall — is holding open tryouts tomorrow to find a new in-game public-address announcer. ‘We’re looking for a fresh voice — people with a booming, dynamic voice that’ll make the building shake,’ said Petra Pope, the Nets senior vice president of event marketing. Pope said it would ‘nice’ — but not required — for the PA announcer to be from Brooklyn, adding that even someone with a Brooklynese accent like Markowitz has a shot. ‘We love Marty,’ she said. ‘I bet he’d really get people excited.’ Markowitz, who’s more suited to waxing poetic on the finer qualities of Brooklyn cheesecake than Brook Lopez dunks, said he already has his ‘dream job’ but is rooting for another local to get the gig. ‘As far as I’m concerned the thicker their accent, the better!’ said Markowitz. The team is replacing longtime PA announcer Gary Sussman, who’ll stay on as the Nets vice president of public relations.”

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  • AL

    ….let’s get ready tttoooorrruuummmbbblllllleee

  • http://slamonline.com YKnoT

    Get Duke Tango or one the And1 streetball announcers. “Dwill with the crossover oh baby!”

  • Bmack

    I’m seriously considering leaving college for this oppurtunity.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Whoever gets this job won’t be 10% as good as Suss.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    PLEASE don’t let the guy sound ANYTHING like Michael Biamonte!
    “DDDDDDEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLIAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!”

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    llleeeeeeeeeeeeerrroooy jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeenkins!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    I nominate DMX

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I nominate Affion Crockett doing his Jay-Z impersonation.
    And after every made free throw by the home team he does his Jay-Z laugh.

  • Hart

    @Enigmatic haha.

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