Play-By-Play, Atlanta Hawks Radio Network
The "Voice of the Hawks," Atlanta Sports Hall of Famer and Georgia Radio Hall of Famer Steve Holman is in his 33rd season, and has never missed a Hawks' regular season or playoff radio broadcast, a span of more than 2,500 games. His play-by-play streak, which began in March of 1989, is currently at 2,417 games.
The 2014 and 2016 Georgia Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association, Holman also took home Gabby Awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters in each of the last three years, and was inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame in 2017.
Holman has announced Hawks games around the globe, including contests from Russia, England, Puerto Rico and Canada, and has been a part of several notable historical calls, including the night Dominique Wilkins became the team’s all-time scoring leader, Lenny Wilkens’ record-breaking 939th career win and the Hawks' first-ever trip to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2015.
The 63-year-old Holman had done play-by-play and color commentary on Hawks broadcasts for three-and-a-half years before taking over the full time play-by-play duties in 1989.
During the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Holman was part of Westwood One’s/NBA National Radio coverage, calling play-by-play action for both the United States men’s and women’s gold medal basketball teams, in addition to boxing.
Holman’s first radio job was as a 17-year-old high school senior at WCCM, where he got to work under sportscasting icon Curt Gowdy, who owned the station. Holman has been involved in the NBA since the early 1970s when he was broadcast assistant to the Boston Celtics' late play-by-play legend Johnny Most. Holman's first experience calling NBA action came in 1976 when Most lost his voice mid-game.
He has been a fixture on Atlanta radio since 1980 when he arrived to work on Falcons football and Atlanta Chiefs soccer. Along with his numerous awards for sports reporting, Holman has also won the Georgia Associated Press Award. Holman and his wife Mary Jane reside in Newnan and are the parents of two grown sons, Steve Jr., and Scott, whose wife Amy gave birth to Holman's first grandson, Connor, in November, 2011 and granddaughter Caitlyn in July, 2017.
On March 23, 2015, Holman was honored on the floor of the Georgia State House of Representatives after a meeting with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.
Holman was born March 5, 1954 in Lawrence, Massachusetts.