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Eric Reid Named Finalist For 2010 NSSA Florida Sportscaster of the Year

Dec 14 2010 2:46PM

MIAMI, December 14th - Miami HEAT/Sun Sports Play-by-Play Announcer Eric Reid was named a finalist for 2010 Florida Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), the team has announced. This marks the first time in Reidís career that he has been nominated for the prestigious award.†

Reid is joined on the ballot by Florida State University and Tampa Bay Buccaneersí broadcaster Gene Deckerhoff and Orlando Magic/Sun Sports-FOX Sports Florida†broadcaster David Steele, who was last yearís winner. Voting runs through December 31st and votes are cast by members of the sports media. The complete ballot includes over 200 nominees in over 75 categories. Winners will be honored at the 52nd Annual NSSA Awards Banquet on May 16, 2011 in Salisbury, NC.†

Reid, in his 23rd season calling action with the HEAT, is the lone remaining original member of HEAT broadcasting team. Reid has broadcast 1,615 regular season HEAT games during the franchiseís first 22-plus seasons, having joined the organization just prior to the teamís 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 is his 34th consecutive year broadcasting basketball and his 20th doing the play-by-play for the HEAT. He served as the HEATís color analyst for three seasons before switching to play-by-play duties in 1991.†

The Miami HEAT is proud to have†ASSIST-CARD as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2010-11 season.