The Return of Bob Ortegel

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Ten months ago, Mark Cuban dismissed Bob Ortegel as the Dallas Mavericks' color commentator, insisting, "Sometimes you've just got to freshen things up and try some different things." Ortegel, who had more or less been the voice of the team for the past 23 years, handled his firing with great dignity: "It's been a wonderful experience." He also noted he'd turned down the opportunity to move to radio. And that, it appeared, was that.

Then, this: Fox Sports Southwest has announced today that Ortegel will once more be associated with Mavs games -- this time, as part of the network's pre- and post-game shows, beginning the day after Christmas. Says FSN senior exec producer Mike Anastassiou, "His knowledge of the game and his familiarity with the team will have a huge impact on enhancing our shows." All together now.
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Mmccrary4304
Mmccrary4304

Thank you! Listening to him and he is the mavs voice to me. Still love you harp

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I have been wondering the same thing, but don't have an answer for you. sorry.

gabbahey
gabbahey

Good for Bob. Really, I missed that guy last season.

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

Nice guy, knows the Mavs from Day 1 (yes, they did exist before Mark Cuban bought 'em), and it's great to hear his voice again.

Donnajmay
Donnajmay

Bob has so much talent as a commentator, and is a nice guy, too.  Happy for him

Sundey McClendon
Sundey McClendon

I am so glad to see this, though I really wish he was back in his old spot. Can't beat Coach!

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