Q&A: Brian Davis, OKC Thunder play-by-play man

Published: September 22, 2008
Q: Do you have a signature call?

A: No. Different stuff comes out on different nights under different circumstances. Literally, you have to be in the moment for the synapses to fire the right way. All of a sudden something comes out of your mouth... It's like improvisational comedy. You just roll with what you're presented in the moment.

Q: You did the play-by-play nationally for the OSU-Washington State game a few weeks ago. Since you were one of the candidates for this job, did that run through your mind?

A: This thing had not reached the critical mass (firm offer), yet. But I remember getting ready for that game thinking, ‘Do your best on this one because you want to leave an impression.' In the back of my mind, doing that game in Seattle, I thought, ‘Wouldn't it be ironic if in a couple of weeks I ended up (in Oklahoma) looking for houses.' That's exactly what happened.

Q: You were the Seattle Seahawks' radio play-by-play voice. How does this compare?

A: This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. There are only 30 of these jobs in the country... This is something special. I can't think of anything that's more special than being involved with a young team, a young organization with tremendous potential, coming into a market that is celebrating it's first ever major league professional franchise. It's an honor to be associated with that.