Blazers play by play announcer Kevin Calabro has left his position with the team. Calabro made the decision after his contract with Portland expired to spend more time with his family according to a release by the team.

Calabro, 64, had worked aside color commentator Lamar Hurd since the 2016-17 season.

Jordan Kent will take Calabro’s place when Portland restarts the season on the 31st of July. Kent and Hurd will not be in Orlando with the team, but will work from a studio in Portland.

Before joining Portland, Calabro was a tv and radio voice for the Seattle Sonics for 21 years, a play by play announcer for ESPN and NBATV. He won the 2018 Oregon Sportscaster of the year award, and the 2018 Northwest Region Emmy for best sports play by play announcer.


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