ERIC REID
TELEVISION PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER

Eric Reid is the lone remaining original member of the Miami HEAT broadcasting team and enters his 21st season of action with the HEAT.

Reid has broadcast 1,460 regular season HEAT games during the franchise’s first 20 seasons, having joined the organization just prior to the team’s inaugural season in 1988-89.  Reid reached a career milestone on March 15, 2002 when he worked his 1,000th regular season broadcast as Miami took on the Nets in New Jersey. This season marks his 32nd broadcasting basketball and his 18th doing the play-by-play for the HEAT.  Reid will describe the action for all regular season and postseason games carried on Sun Sports.  He also serves as host for Suns Sports award-winning Inside the HEAT series.

Reid started with the HEAT as the color analyst, for three seasons on the team’s simulcast, before taking on play-by-play duties in 1991, where he worked alongside Dave Wohl, a former HEAT assistant coach and general manager.  For eight seasons (1992-00), Reid teamed with Hall-of-Fame coach, Dr. Jack Ramsay.  The popular duo worked over 500 HEAT telecasts together.  Reid has also teamed with former HEAT player Ed Pinckney (2000-03) and former NBA Head Coach Mike Fratello (2002-04).  For the fifth straight year, Reid will be joined by another HEAT original, Tony Fiorentino, who was hired as an assistant coach in 1988 and has served the HEAT in a variety of roles since.

In addition to his basketball experience, Reid has 20 years of football work on his resume, including the Big East game of the week for two seasons on ESPN Regional, University of Miami on both SportsChannel and Sunshine Network, FIU on Sun Sports and WTVJ and Boston College on NESN.

Prior to joining the HEAT, Reid spent 11 years as a college basketball broadcaster.  For six years he was the radio voice of Providence College basketball, including the Friars’ 1987 trip to the NCAA Final Four.  Reid spent three years in Boston working for the New England Sports Network (NESN) and hosted both pre- and post-game shows for the Boston Red Sox.  While at NESN he also did play-by-play for the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA).  He was also the host and writer for the syndicated weekly television show, “This Week in the Big East”.

Reid, who in 2005 received the Outstanding Communicator award from St. Thomas University, began his broadcast career as the radio play-by-play voice of Cornell University football, basketball and lacrosse when he served as sports director at WHCU radio in Ithaca, New York.  He has done play-by-play work with Brown University football, University of South Florida basketball and Big East basketball. In 1990 he called the NCAA Lacrosse National Championships for ESPN.

Reid is a 1979 graduate of Ithaca College and a native of Massapequa, NY.  He resides in Boca Raton, with his wife Sonide and their three children, Phyllisia, Andrew and Dariel.