It’s a new era for Cougar basketball on the court as Kyle Smith prepares for his first season at the helm. It’s also a new era for Cougar basketball on the radio.
The school announced today that former WSU and NBA great Craig Ehlo will be joining the radio broadcast team for the upcoming 2019-20 season, alongside play-by-play announcer Matt Chazanow.
Ehlo led the Cougs to the 1983 NCAA Tournament during his senior season in Pullman before starting a 14-year career in the NBA. His stops in the pros including Houston, Atlanta, Seattle and, most infamously, Cleveland, where he was the victim of one of Michael Jordan’s most legendary moments: The Shot.
Since his time in the pros, Ehlo stayed in the game, spending time as an assistant for Eastern Washington and working in the broadcast booth for Gonzaga and various other games for local TV networks.
“I’m thrilled to be part of the Cougar Radio Team and work with Matt Chazanow next year,” Ehlo said in the school’s release. “WSU gave me everything in my life today; my wife of 34 years, Jani, 14 seasons in the NBA and even my first time on a radio broadcast. Everything I have is because of WSU and I look forward to the direction that Cougar Basketball is headed.”
We’ll have our first chance to hear Ehlo in action when the Cougs open the regular season on November 7th against Seattle U and head coach Jim Hayford, who Ehlo coached under during his time at Eastern Washington.
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