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People & Personalities: Foley Officially Back With Blackhawks
Published June 17, 2008
The Blackhawks yesterday formally announced the "long-expected return of play-by-play announcer Pat Foley," according to Len Ziehm of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Foley in '06 was fired "amid a rift with Hawks management" after serving as the team's TV and radio voice for 25 years. Blackhawks President John McDonough said that pre- and postgame analyst Steve Konroyd will join Foley in the booth when regular analyst Ed Olczyk "has conflicts with his duties for NBC and Versus." Foley called games for the AHL Chicago Wolves the last two seasons (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 6/17). In Chicago, Teddy Greenstein reports Foley had "boycotted the Hawks after they dumped him two years ago." However, before McDonough "agreed to become the Hawks' president, he made it a condition that Hawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz give him the green light to bring Foley home." Foley's return to the organization "was celebrated in style, a Hawks trademark" under McDonough and Senior VP/Business Operations Jay Blunk. The Blackhawks "welcomed a crowd of supporters to the United Center's Stadium Club and started Monday's ceremony with a four-minute highlight tape of Foley's greatest calls" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 6/17).
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