It has now been three months since Marc Zumoff announced his retirement after 27 years of calling Sixers games. Thus, the Sixers and NBC Sports Philadelphia began the rigorous search for the their next TV voice.
Thursday, the team announced Kate Scott will have the reigns of calling Sixers games, alongside returning analyst Alaa Abdelnaby. Scott is now the the second woman ever to call play by play for an NBA team and Philadelphia's first female play by play broadcaster.
Soon after the announcement was made, Scott took to Twitter, praising other women trailblazers in the industry.
For Scott, she has been quite the trailblazer herself. She has previously called two 49ers preseason games on radio in 2016, becoming the first woman to call an NFL game on the radio. The last five years, Scott has been calling football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and softball on the Pac-12 Network. She has also worked as a reporter and anchor during her time with the Pac-12 Network.
Scott's football commentary caught national attention, leading to her being the voice of Learfield's "College Football Saturday Night", which is a national radio broadcast of the College Football Game of the Week. She has worked alongside Mike Golic Sr. in those broadcasts.
Kate Scott has recently been introduced to the profession soccer scene, calling games for the US Women's National Team. She has also done play by play for the Cold Cup and Copa America on Fox Sports.
2021, especially for Scott, has been a big year. She became the first woman to call a radio game for the Golden State Warriors, made her Olympics debut this Summer, calling Men's and Women's basketball on NBC Sports, and now has become the TV voice of the Sixers.
Big things are to come. Kate Scott has most definitely paid her dues across the broadcasting landscape. Given her credentials and experience, the 76ers and NBC Sports Philadelphia made the right choice.