Mike Breen


The signature voice of the NBA, Mike Breen is the lead play-by-play announcer for New York Knicks telecasts on MSG Networks alongside Knicks legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier. The Hall of Fame duo first started calling Knicks games together on the radio in 1991 and have been part of MSG Networks’ telecasts since 1998. Breen is also the lead play-by-play voice for the NBA on ABC and ESPN, where he has called more NBA Finals than any other announcer in league history.


Breen was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as the recipient of the 2020 Curt Gowdy Media Award, an annual award given to outstanding achievements in basketball writing and broadcasting. Throughout his career, he has also won eight New York Emmy Awards, including in 2009, 2014 and 2022 for sports play-by-play. And in 1998, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named Breen the “Broadcaster of the Year” in New York.

Shortly after graduating from Fordham University, Breen began his broadcasting career 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. Early in his career, Breen also worked as a play-by-play announcer for the NFL on NBC and FOX. He also covered the WNBA at NBC, as well as men’s and women’s basketball at the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

Breen is involved in various charities, including St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital, The Miracle Foundation and the Garden of Dreams Foundation. He is also a running enthusiast and has completed three New York City Marathons. Breen and his wife Rosanne live on Long Island and have three children – Michael, Matthew, and Nicole.