The NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers announced that Brian Wheeler, the long time radio play by play voice of the Trail Blazers will not return next season. No reason was given, however, Wheeler has been dealing with health issues since 2013. Here’s the team’s statement.
“Brian Wheeler has been an integral part of the broadcast team and Trail Blazers family since 1998 and his voice is synonymous with all the many great play-by-play calls over that 21-year span. We thank Brian for his contributions to the franchise and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Wheeler added, “I want to thank the Portland Trail Blazers for the incredible opportunity and honor of calling radio play-by-play for the past 21 years. I was honored and blessed to be a Blazer for 21 seasons, and fortunately I’ve accumulated some precious memories that will last a lifetime.”