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Sean Grande will not be Gorman's replacement
« on: October 05, 2023, 08:29:19 AM »

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Just heard on the radio that the next TV play by play guy to replace Mike Gorman will not be Sean Grande but instead Drew Carter?

Awful decision here IMO, Grande is amazing - and to be quite candid i've been enjoying his calls more than Gorman's lately. Not sure how to put it into words but I feel like he handles Scalabrine better where Gorman has more or less been tolerating him the past few seasons.

Either way this is disappointing news to hear this morning, I was really looking forward (and assumed that) Grande was the obvious next guy in line. 

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I'm not familiar with Drew Carter.  I agree, Grande is excellent.


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I was really hoping for Grande. I'm not at all a fan of naming someone as Mike's successor when they've never even called a Celtics' game.
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2023, 08:40:12 AM »

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Carter seems fairly raw?

Radio speculation was that the league is gravitating towards young guys - I believe they said he is 26.. and they assumed that it was a cost savings move.

I find the latter hard to believe as I can't imagine your regional play by play guy is really breaking the bank of a multi billion dollar franchise.

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2023, 08:54:52 AM »

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I like Grande also, but Drew Carter is a rising talent in announcing.  I don’t think it’s about cost-cutting so much as it is snagging a young talent who is trending toward becoming a recognized voice on nationwide broadcasts.

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Grande better suited for radio, as he talked way too much. Still, he was very well prepared, and genuinely liked the team.  So it is a loss.

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2023, 09:06:09 AM »

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Grande better suited for radio, as he talked way too much. Still, he was very well prepared, and genuinely liked the team.  So it is a loss.

Maybe thats why I preferred the Grande broadcasts? He talked too much which resulted in Scalabrine talking less.

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Basically, if you have Syracuse on your resume, you're on the fast track to cushy broadcasting gigs.  Newhouse is probably the best broadcasting program in the country so, whether its fair or not, that pushes this kid to the top.

Does Grande still do MMA?  I wonder if he was approached at all but his other commitments were going to be a problem and they settled on Carter or he just simply wanted to stay on radio. 

What the case is, no one can truly fill Gorman's shoes.  Its gonna suck when he's gone.


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Basically, if you have Syracuse on your resume, you're on the fast track to cushy broadcasting gigs.  Newhouse is probably the best broadcasting program in the country so, whether its fair or not, that pushes this kid to the top.

Does Grande still do MMA?  I wonder if he was approached at all but his other commitments were going to be a problem and they settled on Carter or he just simply wanted to stay on radio. 

What the case is, no one can truly fill Gorman's shoes.  Its gonna suck when he's gone.

Based on the radio reaction this morning from Jon Wallach, who has been Grande's radio fill in for Celtics play by play, there was massive disappointment. It sounded like he assumed he was getting Sean's job and Sean in return getting Mikes. At the very least I would have assumed Wallach would have known ahead of time that Grande's preference was to stay in radio so his expectation of actually getting that job would have been minimal.

Either way I did not get that feeling today based on his reaction. I can only assume that both men thought they were being promoted.

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Drew Carter has been on ESPN.  He just did the commentary on the toy story NFL game.  Pending his affinity for the team he should do well.  Great voice.  Very intelligent guy.  Young and can grow into the role.  But as a Celtic fan on a Celtics broadcast I want a broadcaster who is a Celtic fan.  I love Scal but he gets a hard-on way to much sometimes for great players around the league.  I like my broadcasters being biased toward the C's. LOL. 

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Drew Carter has been on ESPN.  He just did the commentary on the toy story NFL game.  Pending his affinity for the team he should do well.  Great voice.  Very intelligent guy.  Young and can grow into the role.  But as a Celtic fan on a Celtics broadcast I want a broadcaster who is a Celtic fan.  I love Scal but he gets a hard-on way to much sometimes for great players around the league.  I like my broadcasters being biased toward the C's. LOL.

Haha, seriously. 


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I guess this could also be a case of cost-conscious NBC Sports Boston going with the cheap talent here. 

Didn't they have layoffs a couple of years ago?


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Drew Carter has been on ESPN.  He just did the commentary on the toy story NFL game.  Pending his affinity for the team he should do well.  Great voice.  Very intelligent guy.  Young and can grow into the role.  But as a Celtic fan on a Celtics broadcast I want a broadcaster who is a Celtic fan.  I love Scal but he gets a hard-on way to much sometimes for great players around the league.  I like my broadcasters being biased toward the C's. LOL.

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Drew Carter has been on ESPN.  He just did the commentary on the toy story NFL game.  Pending his affinity for the team he should do well.  Great voice.  Very intelligent guy.  Young and can grow into the role.  But as a Celtic fan on a Celtics broadcast I want a broadcaster who is a Celtic fan.  I love Scal but he gets a hard-on way to much sometimes for great players around the league.  I like my broadcasters being biased toward the C's. LOL.

Haha, seriously.

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