ESPN's Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy to call Lakers-Thunder game

MEDIA NOTEBOOK — The Thunder's 8:30 p.m. Friday game also will air on Fox Sports Oklahoma.
by Mel Bracht Published: December 6, 2012
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ESPN's top broadcast team of Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Doris Burke will call the Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder game at 8:30 p.m. Friday. FSOK also will air the game with announcers Brian Davis, Grant Long and reporter Lesley McCaslin.

In the Thunder's first two ESPN telecasts this season, FSOK's local telecast had more viewers.

In ESPN's first game Friday, the Philadelphia 76ers host the Boston Celtics at 6 p.m. Mark Jones and Jon Barry are the announcers.

THREE STATE FINALS TO AIR

Three OSSAA state football championships will be televised live this weekend from Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. Cox (channels 3 and 703) will air the 3A final between Blanchard and Kingfisher at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Fox Sports Oklahoma will air the Class A final between Ringling and Wynnewood at 1 p.m. Saturday and the 2A final between Davis and Oklahoma Christian at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Steve Marshall and Rod Thompson will call the games with sideline reporter Jeremie Poplin.

SHORT TAKES

Bo Jackson is featured in “You Don't Know Bo,” the final film in the fall slate of “30 For 30” documentaries, debuting at 8 p.m. Saturday on ESPN after the Heisman Trophy presentation. The film explores the feats of the former Heisman winner from his childhood to his early days at Auburn University and through his career as a pro baseball and football star. Jackson, who just turned 50, is the only athlete ever selected to play in the NFL Pro Bowl and the MLB All-Star Game.

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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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