Pete Pranica is currently the TV play-by-play announcer for the Memphis Grizzlies. Pete joined the team prior to the 2004-05 season as the team’s radio play-by-play announcer. Following the untimely death of the “Voice of the Grizzlies,” Don Poier, in January 2005, Pete assumed the role of television play-by-play duties.
In addition to handling play-by-play for the Grizzlies on Fox Sports South, Pete calls college football, soccer, and volleyball games for the network.
Pete also calls select soccer and volleyball games for ESPNU and its affiliates, SEC Network and Longhorn Network
In the summers of 2004 and 2008, Pete was part of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning coverage of the Athens Olympics, providing the call for the team handball and judo competitions in ’04 and weightlifting in ’08. Prior to coming to Memphis, Pete logged five seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, the last four as their television play-by-play announcer alongside current ABC/ESPN analyst Steve “Snapper” Jones. Pete began calling NBA action in 1990 as the Detroit Pistons’ backup radio announcer, a role he filled for six seasons.
A 1986 Notre Dame graduate, Pete also lists Seattle Seahawks preseason football as well as Notre Dame football, basketball, hockey and baseball among his play-by-play credits.
A devoted follower of the space program, Pete has written “Space Flight Updates” for The Discovery Channel and maintains an extensive library of books on space travel. In his spare time, Pete enjoys both golf and tennis.