CSN New England’s Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn have been the television broadcast team for the Boston Celtics for more than 35 years, longer than any other television pro sports announcing team anywhere.
Five-time Emmy Award-winner Mike Gorman is the play-by-play voice for the Boston Celtics on CSN New England. Gorman was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. A Boston native and veteran of the U.S. Navy, Gorman began his broadcasting career at WNBH in New Bedford and WPRO radio in Providence. He served as sports director at WPRI-TV in Providence, as the voice of the University of Rhode Island on WPRO, and as television play-by-play man for the Providence College Friars. During the 1980s, Gorman was the primary announcer for ESPN’s “Big Monday” Big East Game of the Week. He has called the NCAA basketball tournament on CBS, tennis at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics with Bud Collins on NBC, the NBA Playoffs on TBS and handball at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Tommy Heinsohn, the color commentator for the Celtics on CSN, has been associated with the Celtics for six decades as a player, coach and broadcaster. He played for the Celtics from 1956 to 1965, and also coached the team from 1969 to 1978. He is a Basketball Hall of Famer for his success as a player and as a coach. He helped form the NBA players union. He is the only person to have the distinction of being involved in an official team capacity in each of the Celtics’ 17 championships, as well as each of their 21 NBA Finals appearances.