Detroit Pistons honor broadcaster George Blaha for 40 years

Blaha now in his 40th year of broadcasting Pistons games

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

13th February, 2017     0

The Detroit Pistons recently honored long time broadcaster George Blaha at the halftime of the February 10th Pistons game.   Blaha now in his 40th year of broadcasting Detroit Piston basketball was sincerely moved by all of the tributes bestowed upon his that night.  The were several video tributes on the big screen during the 1st half of the game from Grant Hill, Tom Izzo, Mark Dantonio, Chauney Billips, Rasheed Wallace and several others all with a tie to George Blaha.

In addition to broadcasting the Pistons George Blaha has been the voice of MSU Football since 1971.  It was historic to see all of those in attendance for the tribute to George Blaha at halftime.    Bob Lanier and Dave Bing from the late1970's teams, Vinnie Johnson and Rick Mahorn from the Bad Boys days and then several of the Piston coaches including Ron Rothstein and Larry Brown.   One of the original owners Oscar Feldman was in attendance along with several of George's broadcast partners over the years like Greg Kelsor.

George was also recognized by master of ceremonies John Salley for all of the community involvement that George has done for the City of Detroit and charities in the State of Michigan for several decades now.   It was wonderful way to spend a halftime to honor one of the truly great people in Detroit Piston history.


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