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People & Personalities: Ray Lewis Could Face Difficult Spot In Hernandez Commentary
Published July 1, 2013
AS THE WORLD TURNS: In Orlando, Josh Robbins noted the Magic have "reached an agreement in principle" with former NBAer Jeff Turner to "serve as the team's color commentator" on its FS Florida broadcasts. Turner is "expected to sign a multiyear deal," and will "replace popular color commentator Matt Guokas, whose contract wasn't renewed by the team" following the '12-13 season. Turner "served as Guokas' fill-in in recent seasons when Guokas missed games because of illness" (ORLANDOSENTINEL.com, 6/28).
IN THE BOOTH: NESN on Friday hired Gary Striewski as feature reporter and sports anchor. Striewski previously worked as a reporter and anchor for Houston-based KPRC-NBC (NESN)....The Arizona Republic's Dan Bickley will host the new radio show entitled "The Dan Bickley Show with Vince Marotta" on Phoenix-based KTAR-AM beginning July 29. The show, also available online, will air weekdays from 12:00-2:00pm MT (AZCENTRAL.com, 6/28).