Jaime Coffee believed to be first female public address announcer in NBA history tonight when Kings face the Memphis Grizzlies
SACRAMENTO, CA –The Sacramento Kings welcome back a familiar face tonight as Jaime Coffee will serve as the public address announcer for tonight’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Coffee will fill in for longtime announcer Scott Moak, who is missing his first game in 12 years due to illness. Coffee is believed to be the first female public address announcer in NBA history.
“This opportunity to announce an NBA game is a dream come true for me,” Coffee said. “To have the chance to fill in for a great announcer like Scott Moak and work in front of the best fans in the NBA is just incredible.”
Coffee is a staple in Sacramento having served as public address announcer for the Sacramento Monarchs from 2001-2009. In addition to announcing Sacramento State basketball games, she is preparing to work her third consecutive Pac 12 tournament in the same capacity.
“We will miss Scott tonight but are thrilled to welcome Jaime back to center court,” said Kings President Chris Granger. “As the longtime voice of our beloved Monarchs, Jaime will no doubt excite the crowd while also keeping us well informed. She is family, she is talented, and she may in fact be the first female public address announcer in NBA history. She also called the championship-clinching game for the Monarchs, so we know she will bring a winning spirit as well!”