The Chicago Bulls announced today a schedule for the team's substitute TV
play-by-play announcer through the end of December. Returning as alternates this season are Adam Amin, Jason Benetti,
Lisa Byington, JB Long and Mark Schanowski, who will call game action alongside Bulls TV analyst Stacey King.
Amin is a play-by-play commentator for ESPN working on multiple sports for the
network, including the NBA and men's and women's college basketball. He called a handful of Bulls games last season.
Amin was born and raised in Addison, Illinois.
Benetti, who subbed for two games last season, is set to begin his fifth season
as TV play-by-play announcer for the White Sox. He has also been a play-by-play announcer for ESPN since 2011. He was
born in Chicago and grew up in Homewood, Ill.
Byington filled in for one game last season. She has held play-by-play duties
primarily at the collegiate level, where she has called college football, men's and women's basketball, soccer,
volleyball and softball for Fox and the Big Ten Network. At the pro level, she has announced games for MLS, WNBA, and
the NWSL. Byington has also worked sideline for the NFL, college football and basketball, and most recently working
the NCAA Tournament for CBS and Turner Sports the last two years.
Long, who also serves as the radio play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles
Rams, has been with the Pac-12 Network for the past eight years, and has called games for MLB Network, ESPN, and the
Big Ten Network. Long called a total of three games for the Bulls last season.
Schanowski is a veteran Chicago television sports reporter who has covered the
Bulls for the last three decades. He is currently a Bulls/NBA contributor for NBC Sports Chicago and is also working
as an expert analyst on telecasts of Windy City Bulls home games. Last season, Schanowski called one game for Chicago.
The Bulls will continue to provide updates as additional substitute announcers
and game dates are scheduled.