The Bucks PxP Position Will Draw Tons of Interest from Sportscasters
Milwaukee Bucks will have an open position available that has not been open in 35 years. Their play-by-play position will be open for the first time. Jim Paschke is retiring after 35 long years as the Bucks’ broadcaster. Pashcke also called Milwaukee Brewers games in the 90s. He is revered in the Bucks organization. The job of Bucks’ play-by-play will garner a ton of interest nationally and locally given the stature of this Milwaukee team. The idea that you get to call games featuring Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday for the next five years is attractive.
The idea of living in Milwaukee over the winter is not great, but it’s worth it to cover the Bucks. Depending on what they do in the postseason, it could amplify the position. There is a great deal of talent locally for the Bucks and Balley Sports. They could try to convince Brian Anderson to go with basketball full-time and break away from the Milwaukee Brewers. I can’t see it thought. Anderson loves baseball. That’s what he started his career with and can’t see him just giving that up. Jeff Levering works for the Brewers, but he also has done Big Ten games in the past. It would be a step up for him and a potential nice fit.
So0me will mention Zora Stephenson since she did have one game with the Milwaukee Bucks this season. I would guess that this would be too large of a step-up for her with only one game under her belt. Perhaps, she would be more of a fill-in PxP if the regular one had a national game to cover. But who knows maybe there’s is more to this than we know, and they’ll go this route.
Nationally, who knows who may be interested. The one name that came to mind was Spero Dedes. He currently doesn’t have a local PxP position as he’s strictly national. But Dedes is Greek and enjoyed calling Giannis Antetokounmpo’s games in the bubble. Maybe that’s a stretch, but also maybe that would lure him to the idea of Milwaukee. Sacramento Kings hired ESPN’s Mark Jones last offseason, so, I don’t think it’s out of the question to think a national sportscaster could take this role.
Not hearing Paschke’s voice will be weird next season, but he had a great career. Excited to see who is next up for the Bucks.