The Golden State Warriors announced on Wednesday that they hired Seattle radio personality and public address announcer Matt Pitman to call games for Warriors at Chase Center.
Prior to joining the Warriors, Pitman worked as the announcer at Seattle’s KeyArena. There, he was the PA announcer for the Seattle SuperSonics from 2004 until they moved to Oklahoma City and the Seattle Storm since 2006. He’s worked the WNBA Finals in 2010 and 2018, and the WNBA All-Star game in 2017.
“As we prepare to open Chase Center, we’re thrilled to have Matt on-board as the voice of this world-class venue,” Rick Welts, the Warriors president and chief operating officer, said in a press release about the hiring.
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“He had a long and successful run with both the SuperSonics and Storm in Seattle, where his distinct and commanding voice became synonymous with KeyArena and the excitement of NBA and WNBA basketball. He’s a true professional and will be a terrific addition to our overall presentation.”
In addition to his PA announcer work, Pitman worked for Seattle radio station KIRO 97.3, covering all Seattle sports, including working pre- and post-game broadcasts for the Seattle Mariners since 2003.
He won the Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Social Media in both 2018 and 2019 while working as an imaging and digital content producer for KIRO.
The Warriors first game at Chase Center will be a preseason match up between the Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 5.
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