EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (May 26, 2005) - The New Jersey Nets have retained their radio broadcast team of Chris Carrino and Tim Capstraw for the 2005-2006 season, it was announced today by Brett Yormark, the president and chief executive officer of Nets Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the team. As per team policy, terms of the agreements were not released.
Carrino, 35, will return for his fifth season as the radio play-by-play voice of the Nets, whose games are heard on WFAN 660 AM. Over the past four seasons, Carrino has described many of the greatest moments in franchise history including both NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. His 55 post-season broadcasts total more than all the previous Nets play-by-play callers combined. Before becoming the full-time radio play-by-play announcer, Carrino hosted the Nets radio pre, post and halftime shows and served as the back up play-by-play announcer. He joined the Nets full-time in 1997 as manager of broadcast operations, but has been involved with the Nets broadcasts since 1992, when he started as studio coordinator and feature reporter. In addition to his basketball broadcasting experience, Carrino has produced radio broadcasts for both the New York Jets and New York Giants. Carrino graduated from Fordham University, where he was the voice of Fordham basketball, football and baseball.
Capstraw will begin his fourth season as the Nets radio color analyst. In addition to his work on Nets broadcasts, Capstraw serves as the lead analyst for NBA TV's weekly coverage of the Euroleague regular season and Final Four. His international credits also include the 2004 FIBA Diamond Ball Pre -Olympic Tournament, the 2003 European Championships, and the 2003 Asian Championships. Capstraw was the head coach at Wagner College for 10 seasons from 1989-1999, following four seasons as an assistant coach at Siena College. He was a television and radio analyst for the Northeast Conference for three years prior to joining the Nets' radio team, and was a television analyst for the Atlantic 10 Conference during the 2001-02 season. Capstraw is a 1982 graduate of Wagner College.
"Chris and Tim capture the excitement and feeling of the game and enjoy a great on-air chemistry," said Dan Lynch, Nets Vice President of Media Sales and Broadcast. "Their experience and knowledge of basketball, as well as their passion and honesty, distinguish them as one of the NBA's best radio broadcast teams. We are thrilled that they will be returning to call Nets games."