Not a good day if you’re a local play-by-play analyst…
The Chicago Bulls have fired Wayne Larribee and Tom Dore as play-by-play men for WGN-TV and Comcast SportsNet respectively, while Johnny “Red” Kerr has been removed from his analyst role on both channels, but will remain to do pre-game and halftime shows. Kerr reportedly was tiring of the traveling he had to do with the team.
Neil Funk moves from the radio booth to TV (assuringly on both channels) while former WGN-TV sports personality Chuck Swirsky will take over on the radio side as play-by-play man.
This comes just a day after the Chicago Blackhawks fired Dan Kelly after just two years (see post below.)