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Barry Switzer featured on Fox Sports Southwest's 'Icon of Coaching'

Host Dave Barnett says Switzer dispels several myths
by Mel Bracht Published: November 12, 2013

Barnett said he is hoping to return to baseball announcing next season, and his agent is investigating a few opportunities. His final telecast with the Rangers on June 18, 2012, included him delivering a string of gibberish. The Rangers sent him to several doctors for some kind of explanation, and then decided against bringing him back this past season.

“What was finally termed after months of testing, a medical anomaly, maybe 15 seconds on the air that doctors thought could have been a number of different things,” he said. “I was checked for all of them. They all turned out to be negative.”

Short takes

*The Thunder is making national TV appearances the next two nights. Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and reporter J.A. Adande will call the Thunder-L.A. Clippers game at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday for ESPN. The game also will air on FSOK (Brian Davis, Grant Long and reporter Lesley McCaslin). TNT will have an exclusive telecast of the Thunder-Golden State game at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller and reporter Craig Sager are working the game.

*ESPN's new Wednesday “NBA Countdown team” of Doris Burke, Avery Johnson and Jalen Rose will debut at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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