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OKC Thunder: Lesley McCaslin named team's courtside reporter

by Mel Bracht Modified: October 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm •  Published: October 22, 2012
/articleid/3721328/1/pictures/1863748">Photo - Lesley McCaslin New Thunder courtside reporter
Lesley McCaslin New Thunder courtside reporter

“I am very excited to be joining a quality organization as respected as the Thunder,” McCaslin said in the news release. “I love the team's commitment to the community and strong family atmosphere. I look forward to being in Oklahoma City, covering the Thunder and continuing my relationship with Fox.”

McCaslin will make her debut on the Thunder's preseason lone telecast against Dallas at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Wichita, Kan.

Also added to the Thunder broadcast team for the 2012-13 season is Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman, who will serve as in-studio analyst. Lieberman will join FSOK anchors to provide pregame, halftime and postgame analysis.

Returning to the Thunder broadcast team are TV play-by-play announcer Brian Davis and analyst Grant Long and radio announcer Matt Pinto.

FSOK's broadcasts of 70 Thunder games during the 2012-13 regular season can be seen on cable and satellite outlets throughout Oklahoma and portions of Kansas and Arkansas, reaching up to 1.7 million viewers.

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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