PHILADELPHIA (KSEE/KGPE) — Clovis native Kate Scott will be the new voice of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team, NBC Sports announced on Thursday.
The sports media veteran will replace Marc Zumoff, who retired at the end of last season.
“Being the voice of the 76ers is a dream come true,” Scott said in a news release from NBCSports.com. “I look forward to earning the respect and trust of the phenomenal city of Philadelphia, and 76ers fans everywhere, one call and one game at a time.”
Scott will be just the second female to be named a full-time play-by-play announcer for an NBA team, NBC Sports says.
Originally from Clovis, Scott was the first woman to call a Golden State Warriors game on the radio, and was a mainstay on central valley radio airwaves as part of the KNBR 680 broadcast team, co-hosting with Gary Radnich and Larry Krueger.
The 76ers play their first preseason game on October 4th vs Toronto. They open the regular season on October 20th against New Orleans.