After waiting in limbo for a month, Spero Dedes has finally been hired as the New York Knicks radio play-by-play announcer. This deal probably would have been completed a lot sooner but Dedes received a DUI in the Hamptons about a month ago. He will also be backing up MSG Tv play-by-play man Mike Breen. This has always been Dedes’ dream job as he told the NY Post:
“I can remember walking into [Madison Square] Garden for my first Knicks game as a teenager and feeling the magic of the place, I’ve been in love with this franchise ever since. When I was a broadcast student at Fordham all I dreamt about was what it would feel like to be a Knicks announcer and now it’s become reality. I’m truly humbled by this opportunity, and having my family close to me again means a great deal. In addition, I’m forever grateful to the Lakers organization for my time spent there.”
I think this is a solid move as Dedes was considered a rising star in the Laker organization before taking his talents to New York. Current Knicks radio play-by-play man Mike Crispino is expected to back up Dedes on the radio side.