Mike Gorman returns to NBC Sports Group as a basketball play-by-play announcer for the 2016 Rio Olympics. He first served as a tennis correspondent with NBC during the 1992 Olympics alongside veteran announcer Bud Collins.
Gorman, a five-time Emmy Award recipient, was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. He and color analyst Tommy Heinsohn currently hold the longest tenure as a broadcast duo for a Boston professional sports franchise. The two men broadcast Boston Celtics games on Comcast Sportsnet New England, and have done so for over 30 years.
A former aviator in 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 Rams on WPRO and as television play-by-play man for the Providence College Friars.
Gorman’s resume as a play-by-play announcer includes being the primary announcer for ESPN’s Big Monday during the 1980’s. He has also called the NCAA basketball tournament on CBS, and the NBA Playoffs on TNT.
Gorman grew up in Dorchester, Mass., and attended Boston State, now known as University of Massachusetts-Boston.