Illness Sidelines Trail Blazers Radio Broadcaster Brian Wheeler For Upcoming Eastern Conference Road Trip

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by Casey Holdahl
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PORTLAND, Ore. (November 14, 2013) – For the first time in his 16-year career with the team, Portland Trail Blazers radio play-by-play voice Brian Wheeler will not be at the microphone when the team plays. Illness will prevent Wheeler from traveling with the team as it departs on a four-game swing against NBA Eastern Conference teams beginning Friday night in Boston. Prior to his illness, Wheeler had never missed a broadcast since being hired by the Trail Blazers in 1998.

In Wheeler’s absence, the Trail Blazers will temporarily simulcast audio from its television broadcast tandem of Mike Barrett and Mike Rice, with radio analyst Antonio Harvey added as a third on-air voice.