Jim Gray (born November 11, 1959 in Denver, Colorado) is an American sportscaster. He works for the Sacramento Kings. He also worked during the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Gray has won 11 Emmy Awards. He has twice been named the Sports Reporter of the Year by the ASA. Gray has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Gray has worked on many major sporting events including many Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Finals, NCAA Final Fours, Olympics, The Masters and World Boxing Title Fights. Gray was named as one of the 50 Greatest Sports Broadcasters of All-Time by David Halberstam.
The most notable interview of Gray's sportscasting career occurred with former baseball player Pete Rose. During Game 2 of the 1999 World Series, Rose was named as a member of the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. After the ceremony, Gray asked Rose about gambling on baseball. Rose repeatedly said he did not gamble on baseball. Later Rose's book said that he did gamble.
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- ↑ Kurtz, Howard (July 10, 2010). "Jim Gray's LeBron James interview draws criticism for its soft questioning". The Washington Post.
- ↑ Frager, Ray (2008-07-16). "Your NBC Olympics lineup". Medium Well. The Baltimore Sun.
- ↑ Sean Keeler (1999-10-26). "Gray offers no apology, defends his questioning". The Cincinnati Post. E. W. Scripps Company. Archived from the original on 2001-07-18.