Bill Schoening is now in his 12th year with the Silver and Black, after being named voice of the Spurs in September of 2001. Nicknamed "Philly Billy" by former Spurs assistant coach P.J. Carlisemo for his native Philadelphia roots, Schoening is currently one of only nine NBA announcers who does his broadcasts solo.

Schoening got his start in broadcasting at the tender age of 23 at Sam Houston State University, where he covered the Bearkats, before moving down to Austin to spend the next 12 years on the University of Texas Longhorn network.

In his 30+ years of play-by-play experience, he has broadcast a variety of NFL, MLB, arena football events.

Schoening also dabbles in music, and released a CD of his original tunes called "Life in the Minors" in 2001.

Schoening and his wife, Gerry, have two sons, Eric and Karl.

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