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NBC Sports Philadelphia announced on Thursday that Kate Scott, a veteran in the sports media industry, has been hired to serve as the network’s new play-by-play broadcaster for Philadelphia 76ers games.

Scott, a California native who joins NBC Sports Philadelphia from the Pac-12 Network, will anchor the network’s coverage of the Sixers alongside former NBA player and current analyst Alaa Abdelnaby. Scott replaces Philadelphia broadcasting great Marc Zumoff, who retired at the end of the 2020-21 season after nearly 40 years as part of the team’s broadcast crew.

Scott becomes only the second woman to be named the full-time play-by-play announcer for an NBA team, joining Lisa Byington who was hired for the same role with the Milwaukee Bucks just last week.

“Being the voice of the 76ers is a dream come true,” read a statement by Scott. “As a kid playing hoops alone in my driveway, I actually used to imagine I was Allen Iverson; the clock would wind down in my head, people would scream, ‘You’re too small! You don’t belong!’ But I’d fade away, hit the shot, and the crowd in my mind would go wild.

“To now get the opportunity to be the voice of that team is incredible, and I look forward to earning the respect and trust of the phenomenal city of Philadelphia, and 76ers fans everywhere, one call and one game at a time.”

Scott’s experience in broadcasting precedes her, as she has already forged a path as a female play-by-play announcer with calls of basketball games in the Tokyo Olympics, Golden State Warriors games, NHL hockey, and Pac-12 football.

Kate Scott’s first game as the Sixers’ new play-by-play announcer will come on October 4 when Philadelphia opens preseason play against the Toronto Raptors. Their first regular season game will be October 20, where they will face the New Orleans Pelicans.

Source: CBSSports.com

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