iPUBLICITY AGENT: Gary Gerould's Play-By-Play Work For Sacramento Kings Reaches 2,500 Games
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN, Sacramento, Calif. —The game played between the Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz on March 5 at Golden 1 Center marked the 2,500th broadcast for one of the best dynamic sportscasters in the business — Gary "G-Man" Gerould.
Since 1985, the year the Kings moved to Sacramento, Gerould has been the team’s premier radio play-by-play announcer. He is ranked in the echelon among active NBA announcers. Gerould's articulation of the game puts listeners in the front seat.
Gerould is a Midwesterner, born in Midland, Mich., enrolled at Anderson University in Indiana, and then went to Chico, north of Sacramento, to work for KHSL. He later drifted south of Chico to Sacramento to work for KCRA television station.
He first began broadcasting at the age of 15. He has had the honor of covering professional sports for NBC, ABC, and ESPN. Gerould also made a name for coverage of motorsports.
In the 1980s, Gerould emerged as a pit reporter on ESPN for telecasts of CART IndyCar races. Since 2005, he also served as pit reporter on ESPN’s coverage of the NHRA, better known as the National Hot Rod Association.
After 37 years, Gerould retired from contributing his voice to motorsports events in 2015. His last television segment was the Auto Club NHRA Final in Pomona, Calif.
But at the age of 77, Gerould said he would continue covering the NBA, particularly the Sacramento Kings for a local CBS Sports Radio affiliate.
Garry Gerould prepares for his 2,500th game as a radio play-by-play announcer for the Sacramento Kings on March 5, 2017, at Golden 1 Center. Publicity Agent photo art by T. Ray Harvey.
PUBLICITY AGENTS SOURCES: NBA.com, ESPNFrontRow.com