ESPN Inks Lucrative 2 Year Pact Extension With Top Commentator

Renowned NBA play-by-play announcer at ESPN, Mike Breen, is not just famous for his iconic “Bang!” exclamation but is now celebrating being “spot on” with his fresh contract extension.

As per a report by Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, ESPN has awarded Breen a two-year contract extension, keeping him with the network for an additional four years:

“Breen, 62, has consented to a two-year, multi-million-dollar extension with ESPN along with the last two seasons remaining on his existing contract with the network, as per sources.”

This announcement brings delight to Breen’s extensive fan base. In 2023, ESPN executed numerous layoffs to decrease expenses, leading to the exit of several prominent talents including Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Suzy Kolber, Jalen Rose, Steve Young, Matt Hasselbeck, Keyshawn Johnson, and Max Kellerman.

Breen has been the lead voice of the NBA Finals annually since 2006, taking over from Al Michaels, who transitioned to NBC Sports after a notable 16-year tenure as the voice of “Sunday Night Football.” Breen also serves as the play-by-play announcer for the New York Knicks on MSG Network and has provided commentary for five different Olympic Games.

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