NBA: Newnan resident Holman nears 2,000th consecutive Hawks' broadcast

alt

Radio announcer Steve Holman is in his 28th year calling Atlanta Hawks basketball games.

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Hawks radio play-by-play announcer Steve Holman is approaching a milestone in his run as the NBA's iron man of broadcasting. The 58-year-old Holman, who lives in Newnan, will call his 2,000th consecutive game when the Hawks play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in Atlanta. The streak, which includes the regular season and playoffs, is the longest of any NBA announcer in radio or television. Holman has called every game since beginning his streak in March, 1989. He is in his 28th season calling games for the Hawks. He was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in 2011.
© 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


More Sports

GISA state basketball

Hawks, Lions bow out in first round

Heritage School and Trinity Christian boys teams had respective 2014-15 basketball seasons come to an end in the opening round of the GISA C ... Read More


High School Soccer

EC gets back on field in split with Houston Co.

Mother Nature hasn’t been a best friend to East Coweta soccer teams so far this season. Despite starting the year nearly three weeks a ... Read More


Chris Goltermann

Let's stop fooling with Mother Nature and change the sports calendars

Before even yours truly was born - and we're talking about the dawn of the designated hitter in majorleague baseball - a brand of margarine ... Read More


High School Spring Sports

Lady Cougar tennis team stays undefeated

Before another blast of cold air arrived — and possibly a dash of frozen precipitation with it — Newnan’s girls tennis tea ... Read More


High School Basketball

Lady Lions’ season ends in Sweet 16

The 2014-15 basketball season ended earlier than Trinity Christian’s girls had hoped, falling in the opening round of the GISA Class A ... Read More

High School Basketball

Hawks hold off Lions for third in 1-AAA

By DOUG GORMAN dgorman@newnan.com KENNESAW— It might have been for third place, but The Heritage School and Trinity Christian played S ... Read More