In Seattle, Percy Allen reports former Sonics announcer Kevin Calabro has "signed a three-year deal with ESPN Radio to serve as its lead NBA play-by-play announcer." He will partner with Jon Barry and Hubie Brown "on more than 40 regular-season and playoff broadcasts." Calabro additionally "will continue to call Pac-12 college basketball and football games on TV for the Pac-12 Networks" (SEATTLE TIMES, 2/14).
STARTING LINEUP: In N.Y., Richard Sandomir reports Mets radio announcers Howie Rose and Josh Lewin "will return" to the booth in '14 as the team's games "shift to WOR-AM from WFAN-AM and FM" (N.Y. TIMES, 2/14). Also in N.Y., Bob Raissman notes Rose will be "entering his 19th season as a Mets play-by-play man," while Lewin "is in his third year." Ed Coleman, who hosted the pre- and postgame shows, "is out but will remain as WFAN’s Mets beat reporter" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 2/14).