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Knicks, Nets top local NBA announcer rankings: report

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The Knicks are still alive in the NBA playoffs while the Nets, who missed the postseason, have undergone massive changes in recent weeks following the hiring of new head coach Jordi Fernandez. However, while both franchises appear to be heading in different directions, fans seem to agree that both teams have elite broadcasting crews.

Awful Announcing released its local NBA announcer rankings last week, with the Knicks and Nets ranking No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, among 30 NBA markets.

New York, which was ranked No. 1 by Awful Announcing in 2016 and No. 2 in 2020, received 71.00% of votes for an A grade. Brooklyn, which was ranked No. 2 in 2016 and No. 1 in 2020, received 51.30% of votes for an A grade.

The New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets broadcast crews rounded out the top 5. The Golden State Warriors ranked dead last with 59.79% of votes for an F grade.

MSG Network’s Knicks coverage has been long led by legendary play-by-play voice Mike Breen and Hall of Famer Walt “Clyde” Frazier. Popular programs include its weekly show Inside the Knicks, SummerBall and Friday Night Knicks.

Ian Eagle, Ryan Ruocco and Noah Eagle share the play-by-play duties for YES Network’s Nets coverage, while Sarah Kustok, Richard Jefferson and Vince Carter serve as analysts. Its original NBA programming, along with regular game coverage, includes The Bridge to Brooklyn and Nets Magazine.

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