The signature voice of the NBA, Mike Breen is the lead play-by-play announcer for New York Knicks telecasts on MSG alongside courtside partner, Knicks legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier. The duo first started calling Knicks games together on the radio in 1991 and have been part of MSG’s telecasts since 1998. Breen is also the lead national play-caller for the NBA, including the NBA Finals, on ABC and ESPN.
Breen began his broadcasting career shortly after graduation from Fordham University, serving as a newscaster and sportscaster for WEOK/WPDH Radio in Poughkeepsie, NY. Soon after he began working as a television commentator for Marist College basketball games on the Colony Sports Network, while also serving as analyst for Seton Hall basketball on the radio.
Breen spent over a decade as the sports reporter on WFAN’s “Imus in the Morning” radio show and has called play-by-play for the NFL on NBC and Fox. He has worked four Olympics, calling men’s and women’s basketball at the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 summer games, and has also covered the WNBA for NBC.
The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association recognized Breen’s talents in 1998 naming him “Broadcaster of the Year” in New York State. Breen also won a New York Emmy Award in 2009 for “On-Camera Talent: Sports Play-by-Play,” a category he was nominated in three time previously.
Among the charities Breen supports are St Mary’s Hospital for Children and The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Breen is also a running enthusiast and has completed three New York City Marathons.
He lives with his wife Rosanne, sons Michael and Matthew, and daughter Nicole on Long Island.