Wolves Name Kevin Lynch Radio Analyst
The Minnesota Timberwolves today named Kevin Lynch the team's radio analyst for the upcoming NBA season. Lynch will team with play-by-play announcer Alan Horton to call the action on the Timberwolves flagship radio station KFAN-AM 1130.
"We're very excited to bring in a broadcaster of Kevin's caliber to handle our radio analysis," said Timberwolves Senior Vice President of Communications and Chief Marketing Officer Ted Johnson. "Kevin's experience and deep basketball connections in Minnesota will add great professionalism and enthusiasm to his calls on the games."
Lynch enters his first season with the Wolves after spending the last six seasons calling University of Minnesota men's basketball games.
"I am thrilled for this opportunity and excited to join someone as talented and experienced as Alan Horton on the Timberwolves broadcasts," said Lynch. "I am proud to join an organization that has such a rich history of talented broadcasters and is poised to make a splash in the NBA."
A native of Bloomington, Minn., Lynch attended the University of Minnesota where he led the men's basketball team to two NCAA Tournament berths, including the 1990 NCAA Elite Eight, and currently ranks 11th on the all-time scoring list for the Gophers with 1,355 career points. Lynch went on to play nine seasons of professional basketball after graduating from the U of M in 1991. He was drafted with the first pick in the second round (28th overall) in the 1991 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. He spent two seasons with the Hornets, two seasons in Spain, one in Northern Greenland and four years in Germany.
The first Timberwolves radio broadcast of the 2008-09 season will air on KFAN-AM 1130 on Tuesday, Oct. 14 when the Wolves head to Chicago for a preseason matchup against the Bulls at the United Center. Wolves radio broadcasts can be heard on KFAN-AM 1130 and the Timberwolves radio network for three preseason games, all 82 regular-season games and all playoff contests. The Timberwolves have one of the largest radio networks in the NBA made up of 22 stations in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.