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Matt Devlin (born in Syracuse, New York) is the play-by-play TV announcer for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA, replacing Chuck Swirsky in 2008.

Matt spent 6 years as the lead play-by-play voice of the National Basketball Association's Memphis Grizzlies and 3 for the Charlotte Bobcats. Devlin has also done play-by-play for The NBA on TNT, NFL on Fox, Major League Baseball on Fox and men's college basketball for The Big Ten Network.

Devlin served as the play-by-play man for NBC Sports coverage of Wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Recently Matt Devlin ignored Raptors radio personalities Paul Jones and Eric Smith on air following a game on March 17, 2010 against the Atlanta Hawks. The radio annoucer was quoted on air seconds after Devlin brushed him off as saying "there goes Devlin showing us his brain power." Some are calling it a blatant snub as Devlin has a history for being too cool for school, especially since coming to Toronto. When fans tried to call in The FAN590 radio station for post game discussion, they were discouraged to talk about the awkward on air moment.

Quotes

"Overtime! No!...The Raptors win it 107-106."[2]

"Punjabi!"[3]

"How many steps!"

"Bang on!"

"What in the world Will Solomon"

"J-Killa for 3!!"

"Please do that!"

"Jack on the turnover...and a foul. NO FOUL?! Wow..."[4]

"Jay Triano...FURIOUS!"

"The counting kid"

"Il Mago with the jam"

"Sonny having Fun!!!"

"Sonny side up!!"

"Get some nuts"

References

  1. ^ Medium Well: Your NBC Olympics lineup - A blog on sports media, news and networks - baltimoresun.com
  2. ^ Youtube: Matt Devlin with the overtime call
  3. ^ Youtube: Matt Devlin screaming "Punjabi!"
  4. ^ Youtube: Matt Devlin with the foul call

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