Michaels Will Join ABC's NBA Broadcasts
Al Michaels, the voice of ABC's Monday Night Football since 1986, will be the lead announcer for the network's NBA coverage. In addition to regular-season games, Michaels will be lead play-by-play announcer for the playoffs and NBA Finals. His first game will be Christmas Day. Hall of Fame player Bill Walton and announcer Brad Nessler were the lead NBA broadcast team on ABC and ESPN last season. ABC said Nessler will work with Michaels on ABC this season and also will be ESPN's lead play-by-play commentator for the regular season and playoffs. ABC didn't specify what Walton's role will be this season
That's good news. I've liked Michaels doing the NFL, and we will see if he can live up to his reputation when he starts coverage of the NBA.