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Friday’s episode of the Locked on Rockets podcast features an exclusive interview with broadcasting icon Bill Worrell. After working nearly 40 years as Houston’s play-by-play broadcaster for television game broadcasts, Worrell recently announced his decision to step down.
Worrell will remain as a special contributor to AT&T SportsNet Southwest broadcasts next season before fully retiring. That will allow him to work a full 40 years with the hometown NBA franchise.
With Jackson Gatlin leading the way as host and interviewer, topics discussed on Friday’s podcast with Worrell include:
The origins of his legendary announcing career
The NBA’s evolution in playing style over the years
Who he views as the best NBA player of all-time
His broadcast partners over nearly 40 years as an announcer
His first impressions of Hakeem Olajuwon, as well as the birth of the “Dream Shake” nickname for Olajuwon’s primary move
Personal stories from his friendships with Hall of Famers Calvin Murphy and Rudy Tomjanovich
Why he supports the NBA’s growing social justice movement
Why he believes Stephen Silas can win a championship in Houston