Boston Celtics fans have been blessed with a fabulous tradition on the court and that excellence has continued in the broadcasting booth where Mike Gorman has served as play-by-play announcer since 1981.
The five-time Emmy Award winning Gorman, a native of Dorchester, MA, was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. Gorman currently holds the longest tenure as play-by-play voice for a Boston professional sports franchise and, along with his telecast partner Tommy Heinsohn, makes up TV’s longest running telecast duo.
Following a stint as an aviator in the U.S. Navy, Gorman began his broadcasting career at WNBH in New Bedford and WPRO radio in Providence.
Tom Heinsohn is a true representative of Boston Celtics’ pride. His accomplishments as a player were recognized in the retirement of his number 15 and his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Heinsohn donned a Celtics uniform from 1956-1965 and was a principal member of eight championship teams. Heinsohn was selected the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in 1957, was a member of the All-NBA Second Team four times and was honored with six NBA All-Star Game appearances. He averaged 18.6 points and 8.8 rebounds in 654 regular season contests, and 19.8 points and 9.2 rebound in 104 post-season encounters. Heinsohn was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1985-86.
Four years after his retirement as a player, Heinsohn was appointed Celtics head coach. Like his playing career, Heinsohn’s coaching tenure was punctuated by prosperity, as he directed the 1974 and 1976 squads to World Championships; won Atlantic Division crowns five times; was voted the NBA’s Coach of the Year in 1973; and collected a 427-263 (.619) regular season record and a 47-33 (.588) playoff mark.
Heinsohn is now entering his 25th year telecasting Celtics basketball on FSN New England. He also handled CBS’ NBA coverage for seven years and provided commentary for NCAA basketball for four years on CBS. Heinsohn and his telecast partner Mike Gorman Heinsohn make up TV’s longest running telecast duo.
When Heinsohn is not covering basketball, he can be found playing golf or painting. Heinsohn is an accomplished artist whose works have graced art shows across the nation. He is also a chartered life underwriter in the insurance field.
Thomas William Heinsohn was born in Jersey City, NJ. He attended St. Michael’s High School in Union City, NJ and Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. At Holy Cross, Heinsohn averaged 22.1 points and 15.5 rebounds in 81 contests over four years. During his senior season, in 1955-56, he amassed 27.4 points and 21.1 rebounds in 27 outings. He was a territorial first-round choice of Boston in 1956.
Tom lives in Needham, MA.
In March of 2002, Greg Dickerson joined Comcast SportsNet as co-host of Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight, seen live each weeknight at 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Dickerson joins CSN’s Boston Celtics HD telecasts as courtside reporter for the 2005-06 season.
Dickerson can also be heard regularly on Sports Radio WEEI as a fill-in weekday host for the top rated Dennis & Callahan show and NFL Sunday program.
Dickerson served as in-arena voice of the Boston Celtics from 1998 to 2002 and is the alternate in-stadium voice of the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. His career highlights include a stint as Sports Center anchor on ESPN Radio and as a studio host on Westwood One’s NHL Radio broadcasts.
Arriving on the New England radio scene in 1995, Dickerson co-hosted a sports talk show with his NEST co-host Gary Tanguay on Sports Radio 1440 WWTM in Worcester and worked at WBZ News Radio 1030 in Boston.
Dickerson is a native of Milford, MA and is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston.
Former University of Connecticut and NBA veteran, Donny Marshall joined the Comcast SportsNet Boston Celtics telecast team for the 2005-06 season. Marshall will serve as the primary in-studio NBA analyst alongside Gary Tanguay. “DMarsh” will also join Mike Gorman on select road trips, and join Michael Holley for "Court Vision" on Celtics Now. Marshall’s previous TV experience includes color commentary on ESPN NCAA telecasts and appearances on Hartford area network affiliates.
Marshall’s six-year NBA career included seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New Jersey Nets. Marshall was the 39th overall pick of Cleveland in the 1995 NBA Draft and played in 119 NBA games.
Marshall was a steady contributor for Coach Jim Calhoun and the Huskies from 1991-94. Marshall shot 47 percent in 121 career games, averaging 9.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Marshall is a graduate of Federal Way High School in Federal Way, Washington.