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Neil Funk

Neil Funk
Neil Funk returns for his 17th season as play by play announcer for the Chicago Bulls.

Prior to his Bulls assignment, he served as the announcer for Philadelphia 76ers games on WPHL TV for four seasons ... was the recipient of an Emmy award for his broadcasting in 1989 ... he began his career in 1971 announcing University of Illinois basketball and football and Danville Warrior games (Milwaukee Brewers farm club) on WITY Radio ... his first NBA stint was in 1976 77, when he broadcast the Sixers on WIBG radio ... he then moved to Kansas City, where he announced Kings games ... while serving as the Kings’ broadcaster, he was named Missouri’s best sports broadcaster three times ... he returned to Philadelphia and broadcast Sixers games on WPHL TV and WFIL Radio from 1982 to 1985 ... the following three seasons he handled play by play for the New Jersey Nets on WNBC and WNEW ... Neil and his wife, Renee, reside in Chicago and have one son, William.