Thunder Broadcast Bios

Brian Davis | TV Play-by-Play Announcer

Brian Davis completed his fourth season as the team's television voice. A veteran basketball broadcaster, Davis returned to the NBA in 2004 as host of Seattle Sonics broadcasts on FSN Northwest.

Davis regularly covered the Chicago Bulls during the Michael Jordan era and became a contributor to NBA Radio, hosting game broadcasts and serving as sideline reporter for the network during the 1991 playoffs and NBA Finals. He later hosted Bulls broadcasts on FSN Chicago and occasionally called Sonics games in Seattle. He has an extensive play-by-play resume at the college level, including the Big Ten, Pac-10, Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference.

Davis has called games at the professional level in three other sports: football, as radio voice of the Seattle Seahawks; hockey, in a reserve role with Chicago Blackhawks; and soccer, with Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire. He has also worked as pre-season play-by-play announcer for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.

As a sports anchor for CBS Radio and its Chicago all-news affiliate, Davis covered major events including the Olympics, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals. His resume includes football play-by-play in the Big Ten, Pac-10 and MAC. He is an accomplished interviewer and talk show host and has won several professional awards, including one for investigative journalism during his days as a news reporter in Chicago.

Davis holds a journalism degree from Northwestern University. He and his wife, Judy, have two children and make their home in the Oklahoma City area.

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Grant Long | TV Color Analyst

Grant Long completed his fourth season with the Oklahoma City Thunder as the team's television color analyst. He will partner with play-by-play announcer Brian Davis for all games this coming NBA season. Long was the color analyst with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks broadcast team for two years and served as an analyst with Turner Broadcasting and FOX Network. He was the Hawks' color analyst during the 2003-04 season.

The Eastern Michigan alum spent 15 seasons as a player in the NBA after being drafted 33rd overall in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat. He also played for Atlanta, Detroit, Vancouver/Memphis and Boston. In his 15 seasons in the NBA, Long played in more than 1,000 games.

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Matt Pinto | Radio Play-by-Play Announcer

Veteran NBA play-by-play announcer Matt Pinto completed his fifth season with the franchise, calling all games on the team's flagship station, WWLS The Sports Animal (640 AM/98.1 FM).

Prior to joining the franchise, Pinto was in Los Angeles where he has served as the radio voice of the NBA's Clippers for two seasons. From 1997-2005, Pinto was on the Dallas Mavericks' broadcast team, serving as the radio play-by-play voice from 1997-2001 and the television voice from 2001-2005. While in Dallas, Pinto also worked as a talk show host for KESN (ESPN 103.3 FM) and was the play-by-play announcer of the NCAA Division IAA regional game of the week for The Football Network. In 1997, Pinto was named best play-by-play announcer for the state of Texas by the Associated Press.

From 1990-1997, Pinto was the radio play-by-play voice of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. Pinto was also the television play-by-play voice of UN C-Charlotte basketball games and was an occasional host of ESPN national sports talk shows and the play-by-play voice of Westwood One college basketball.

Before joining the NBA ranks, Pinto worked in the sports broadcasting field in Honolulu, Boston, Los Angeles and Amarillo, Texas.

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Lesley McCaslin | Courtside TV/Web Reporter

Lesley McCaslin joins play-by-play announcer Brian Davis, analyst Grant Long and radio announcer Matt Pinto on the Thunder Broadcast team.

McCaslin comes to the Thunder from Dallas where she has worked as an anchor and reporter on FOX Sports Southwest, covering the Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, and Big 12 and Conference USA football. Her career also includes Texas high school football broadcasts and local TV sports reporting in Texas markets Austin and Abilene. She grew up in west Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.

As host and courtside/web reporter, McCaslin anchors the team’s pregame show Thunder Live, provides courtside reports during the game broadcasts and is a frequent video contributor to the team website, THUNDER.NBA.COM, covering Thunder Basketball and community events. She hosts the weekly Thunder Insider show, which appears on FOX Sports Oklahoma, THUNDER.NBA.COM, NewsOK.com and TheSportsAnimal.com

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Eleno Ornalas | Spanish Radio Play-by-Play Announcer

Eleno Ornelas completed his fourth season as the Thunder's Spanish radio play-by-play announcer. Eleno also serves as the Texas Rangers Coordinator of Spanish Broadcasting and play-by-play announcer for all Rangers Spanish radio broadcasts. Ornelas joined the Rangers Spanish radio broadcast team in 2000

He did both play-by-play and analysis before becoming the full-time play-by-play announcer in 2003. In addition to the Rangers, Ornelas was play-by-play for the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers. Ornelas, is a native of Juarez, Mexico and was a professional baseball announcer in that country before coming to Texas. He has an extensive background as an administrator in the Mexican amateur baseball leagues in North Texas, serving as President of the Dallas League from 1993-98.