Ep. 63: Michael Grady

Michael Grady is leaving Indianapolis for the Big Apple.

The Warren Central High School product will be the Brooklyn Nets courtside reporter for the YES Network, one of the prestigious broadcast teams in the NBA.

“Probably the most anxiety or stress that I’ve had in my life, because it’s a big move,” Grady said of his last few weeks. “A big decision. It’s one that didn’t come easy but it’s one that’s right.”

Grady will continue co-hosting The Grady & Big Joe Show, weekdays from 10:00 am to noon on ESPN 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis, wherever he is — his apartment, Nets practice, or another NBA city.

But this new job means he will no longer being sitting right at mid-court, at the scorer’s table for all Pacers home games to handle the public address system. He had been the Pacers’ full-time PA announcer since the 2010-11 season, taking over for Reb Porter.

[Rare opening: Become the fourth PA announcer in Pacers history]

You’ll appreciate Grady’s candidness throughout the podcast. His passion for Indy, the people and sports teams is very real. That was clear.

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Topics Discussed:

  • How an agent helped him land this opportunity with the Brooklyn Nets
  • Connecting with Pacers fans, and staying active on Twitter during games
  • Why it was important to remain on the Indy airwaves
  • How living in New York will be a challenge, but will open new doors
  • Joining an elite broadcast crew: Ian Eagle, Ryan Ruocco, and Sarah Kustok
  • His passion for the arts — fashion and photography
  • His message to Pacers fans and his loyal listeners in Indy

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