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EP 095: Steve Holman, Atlanta Hawks

posted by Logan Anderson July 18, 2019 0 comments
EP 095: Steve Holman, Atlanta Hawks.

Episode 95 features the longtime voice of the Atlanta Hawks, Steve Holman. Topics of discussion include:

  • The uniqueness and value of the NSMA Awards Weekend.
  • Knowing he wanted to go into sportscasting as an 8 year old.
  • Getting pulled out of school to work at the local radio station.
  • How he got hired as a high schooler by the legendary Curt Gowdy.
  • Finishing  a game for an NBA game while keeping stats because Johnny Most lost his voice.
  • Using the word BANG on made baskets before Mike Breen.
  • Why he prefers being the voice of a team instead of a national broadcaster.
  • How building relationships with coaches and players has changed during his career.
  • Calling games for players who grew up listening to his call.
  • Why he still keeps his own stats.
  • The changes in preparation from the pre-internet era.
  • The importance of arriving early.
  • Calling 2,581 consecutive games and counting without missing a broadcast.
  • What he does during lockout seasons.
  • Dealing with the personal tragedy of having his son pass away mid-season.
  • Covering the second Dream Team during the Atlanta Olympics.
  • Where he was during the Atlanta Olympic bombing.
  • What he still does to improve his craft.
  • Broadcast horror stories from his career.
  • Keeping energy and interest when your team isn’t great.
  • Winning the Georgia Sportscaster of the Year award.
  • His favorite broadcasters to listen to on a night off.
  • And much more!

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