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Mike Breen(born June 26, 1965)[citation needed] is a play-by-play commentator for the NBA on ABC. He also works NBA games for ESPN, and was formerly a play-by-play announcers for New York Giants preseason games, as well as for regular season NFL games on both FOX and NBC. June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... The NBA on ABC is a TV show that telecasts NBA games on ABC Sports since Christmas Day 2002. ... {{Infobox Network | network_name = ESPN| network_logo = | country =  United States| network_type = Cable Television Network| available = National| owner = The Walt Disney Company (80%) Hearst Corporation (20%)| key_people = George Bodenheimer, President, ESPN, Inc. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... NFL on FOX is the brand name of the Fox Broadcasting Companys coverage of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference games, produced by Fox Sports. ... The NFL on NBC was the brand given to NBC Sports coverage of National Football League games until 1998, when NBC lost the NFL American Football Conference rights to CBS. NFL coverage will return to NBC for the 2006 season under the title NBC Sunday Night Football [1]. // Background The...


Breen, a 1983 graduate of Fordham University[1], is currently in his 14th season as an NBA broadcaster, with some of those 14 taking place while Breen worked for NBC up until 2002, the network's last year as both an NBA and WNBA broadcaster. Breen also did WNBA play-by-play at NBC. He is also the main voice for New York Knicks games on MSG Network, taking over after Marv Albert left over a dispute with Knicks management. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2]in the United States, with three residential campuses located in and around New York City. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Madison Square Garden Network, now shortened to simply MSG, is a regional cable television and radio network serving the New York City area. ... Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and is commonly referred to as the voice of basketball. ...


Breen has done 4 Olympic Games in his career, 1 Winter Olympics and 3 Summer Olympics. At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Breen called basketball, handling play-by-play for both the men and the women. At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Breen called ski jumping. The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, United States. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4,200,000 people, and 151,920, in the city limits. ... The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα - Athína) is the largest city and capital of Greece, located in the Attica periphery of central Greece. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Ski jumping is a sport in which skiers go down an inrun with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ...


From 1989 to 2000, Breen did the sports segment on the WFAN and nationally syndicated Imus in the Morning talk/comedy radio show. Breen became noted for his deadpan delivery of false sports news, such as in the mid-1990s reporting that in the previous night's Mets game, "Félix Millán went 4-for-4 with 3 runs scored." 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WFAN (660 kHz), often referred to as Sports Radio 66 or The FAN, is a radio station in New York City. ... Imus in the Morning was a comedy, news, and political radio program that revolved around the personality of Don Imus. ... Deadpan is a form of comedic delivery in which something humorous is said or done by a person, while not exhibiting a change in emotion or facial expression. ... For the current season, see 2007 New York Mets season. ... Félix Bernardo Millán Martínez (born August 21, 1943 in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball. ...


On February 8, 2006, with the departure of Al Michaels from the network, ABC announced that Breen would take over as the lead broadcaster for the NBA, including the NBA Finals. February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ...


Breen was in the booth for three notable NBA fights; the Miami Heat/New York Knicks fight in 1998, the Indiana Pacers/Detroit Pistons brawl in 2004 and the Denver Nuggets/New York Knicks fight in 2006. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 1998 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1997-1998 season. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Pacers-Pistons brawl was an on-court altercation at a National Basketball Association (NBA) game between the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Breen's often says "Bang!" after a clutch shot made in a game. He is also a Mets fan and attends games with his sons, most notably and recently the 2006 NLCS. [2]


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Now Artest has jumped over the scorers' table, and is trying to get down to the bench! Artest is in the stands! Oh, this is awful! Fans are getting involved. Stephen Jackson's in the stands.

The Knicks-Nuggets Brawl was an on-court altercation at a National Basketball Association game between the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden, New York, on December 16th, 2006. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Madison Square Garden Network, now shortened to simply MSG, is a regional cable television and radio network serving the New York City area. ... Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 2006 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005-06 National Basketball Association season. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 2006 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2005-06 season. ... The NBA on ABC is a TV show that telecasts NBA games on ABC Sports since Christmas Day 2002. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are an NBA basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... The Pacers-Pistons brawl was an on-court altercation at a National Basketball Association (NBA) game between the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is an American former basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... The Pacers-Pistons brawl was an on-court altercation at a National Basketball Association (NBA) game between the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers. ... Stephen Jesse Jackson (born April 5, 1978 in Port Arthur, Texas, USA) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. ... Peter J. Carlesimo (born May 30, 1949 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is a college and professional basketball coach, and son of Peter A. Carlesimo who was the longtime coach and athletic director at the University of Scranton and Fordham University. ... NBC (an acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2002 NBA Playoffs were the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 2001-02 season. ... Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and is commonly referred to as the voice of basketball. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a TV show which broadcasts National Basketball Association games on TNT. TNT began airing NBA games in 1988, and aired games on multiple nights of the week (usually twice a week with sister network TBS airing another... Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965, in Riverside, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... The 2001 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 2000-01 season. ... For former NBA player, see Tom Hammonds. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario, owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. ... Vincent Lamar Vince Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American All-Star basketball player in the NBA. He currently a player and co-captain for the New Jersey Nets. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team. ... Teresa Gaye Weatherspoon (born on December 8, 1965) is an American Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the Los Angeles Sparks. ... The Knicks-Heat rivalry is a rivalry between two professional basketball teams, the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat, of the National Basketball Association. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jeff Van Gundy (born January 19, 1962 in Hemet, California) was a basketball head coach in the National Basketball Association since 1996. ... Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. ...

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Preceded by
Al Michaels
Play-by-Play announcer, NBA Finals
2006-Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Al Michaels
Lead Play-by-Play announcer, ABC
2006-Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Breen's lyrics, evoking the intimate warp and woof of life, are set in infallibly attractive and catchy melodies supported by amiable acoustic instrumentation of understated mastery, and are animated by his gentle tenor, expressively reminiscent of James Keelaghan's deeper vocal.
Breen explained it is a medley he arranged from three traditional Irish tunes, "Erin Shore," "Carroroe Jig" and "Toss the Feathers." He had heard all of them on a Corrs CD as separate tracks, done differently than his current medley version.
Mike Breen -- His voice is pleasant to the ear and well suited to the sweet and uncomplicated lyrics of the ten "story songs" on PAST LIVES, Breen's second and most popular CD, according to Amazon.com.
Mike Breen at AllExperts (642 words)
Mike Breen is the lead play-by-play commentator for The NBA on ABC.
Breen, a 1983 graduate of Fordham University, is currently in his 14th season as an NBA broadcaster, with some of those 14 taking place while Breen worked for NBC up until 2002, the network's last year as both an NBA and WNBA broadcaster.
Breen was calling that game alongside former NBA star Bill Walton.
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