Gus Johnson to Call Milwaukee Bucks Games Next Season

The Milwaukee Bucks will look and sound differently in 2015-16—popular TV announcer Gus Johnson has agreed to call about 20 Bucks games next season.

Also joining the local broadcasts will be Bucks legend Marques Johnson, who was drafted No. 3 overall in the 1977 Draft by Milwaukee.

Johnson will continue to juggle his college football and NCAA television work.

Per SI and the Journal Sentinel:

The Fox Sports announcer has been hired by the NBA franchise (and Fox Sports Wisconsin) to call 20 Bucks games during the 2015-16 NBA regular season. As of yet, Johnson does not know the specific games he will call, but he said in an interview on Monday afternoon that they’ll be a mix of home and away games. Johnson will call the NBA games in between his college football and college basketball assignments for Fox Sports 1.


Johnson said he has spent a lot of time in Wisconsin during his broadcasting career calling college football for Fox and the Big Ten Network, as well as stops in Milwaukee during his time as a Knicks radio and television announcer for MSG Networks from 1997 to 2010. […] “Milwaukee was always one of my favorite places to go when I traveled with the Knicks,” Johnson said. “They have a drink there that’s pretty good. It’s called beer.”


Marques Johnson said he is very excited to be coming back to the team for which he starred from 1977 through 1984. Johnson was a big part of some talented Bucks teams and averaged 21.0 points in his seven seasons in Milwaukee, the fourth-best mark in franchise history. […] “It just felt right,” the 59-year-old Johnson said in a phone interview Monday night. “I feel like a prodigal son.”