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Mavs TV/Radio Announcers

For the sixth season, Mavericks fans can watch the team in Dallas on KTXA television (TXA-21) or FSN Southwest (with the exceptions of TNT & ABC exclusives). The TXA-21 broadcast includes a full one hour pre-game featuring Gina Miller & Derek Harper, along with analysis from Bob Ortegel. The FSN Southwest broadcasts include the half-hour “Mavericks Live” pre-game show with Dana Larson and Bob Ortegel. Calling all the action on both TXA-21 and FSN Southwest telecasts are Mark Followill and Brad Davis. Followill is in his third year doing play-by-play for the TV broadcast after spending five years as the play-by-play voice for the Mavericks on ESPN Radio 103.3 FM.
Brad Davis joins Followill after eleven seasons as the radio broadcast color analyst. Davis, who over the last 27 years has served the Mavericks as a player, coach and community services/camps representative, is in first full season as the club’s TV color analyst.

The Mavericks home on radio in the Metroplex is ESPN 103.3 FM (KESN). ESPN will broadcast all preseason, regular season, and playoff games. All pre-season, regular season, and playoff games will also be broadcast in Spanish on KFLC-1270 AM.

This season, Bob Ortegel will provide his 20+ years of experience as a color analyst to the radio broadcast with Chuck Cooperstein, who enters his third season as the play-by-play voice of the team on ESPN 103.3 FM. Cooperstein has been a regular on the Dallas/Fort Worth sports scene since 1984 and has been an anchor on ESPN 103.3 FM since the station’s inception in 2001. During the last two years, he hosted the Mavericks Insider and Mavs Talk.
Victor Villalba (with an occasional appearance from Raul Saenz) provides play-by-play for the Spanish radio broadcast on KFLC -1270 AM.

Bob Ortegel: Television and Radio Analyst
Bob Ortegel is in his 20th season as an analyst on Mavs broadcasts. Ortegel is in his 27th overall as a basketball analyst, having also worked games for ESPN, ABC, the Raycom Southwest Conference basketball game-of-the-week and the Missouri Valley Conference game-of-the-week. In addition to his radion and television responsibilities, Ortegel headlines the Mavericks Speakers Bureau.

In the summer of 2005, Ortegel appeared as an analyst in the Jerry Bruckheimer produced Disney movie called “Glory Road”. It is the story of the 1966 NCAA Basketball Championship that was won by Texas Western.

Ortegel served as the head basketball coach at Drake from 1974-81. Prior to that he was an assistant coach at Drake from 1971-74. After leaving Drake, Ortegel spent 14 years in the corporate world, working as an executive with ShowBiz PizzaTime, Inc. (now called Chuck E. Cheese) and MerleHarmon’s FanFair.

Ortegel spent the 1970-71 season as an assistant coach at Illinois State under Head Coach Will Robinson. While at Illinois State, Ortegel coached former NBA player and head coach Doug Collins. Robert Frank Ortegel was born on 9/15/40 in Evanston, Ill. He graduated from Bradley with an education degree, where he also played basketball. He later added a master’s degree in education from Northern Michigan, where he also served as an assistant coach. Ortegel, who resides in Grapevine, has four grown daughters, Kim, Kari and identical twins, Mindi and Missi. He is also the proud grand-father of eight.

Mark Followill: Television Play-by-Play

Mark Followill enters his third season as the television play-by-play voice and his seventh overall with the team. Prior to his move to television, Followill served as the radio play-by-play voice of the Mavericks on ESPN103.3 FM for four seasons. He will continue to serve as Mavs radio voice on regular season and playoff games not being broadcast locally.

Followill made his mark nationally as a play-by-play announcer on selected broadcasts of the NBA on ESPN Radio and was the voice of the network's 2005 WNBA Finals broadcasts. Followill came to the Mavericks after having worked for the seven years at KTCK in Dallas where he co-hosted a nightly talk show, served as sports anchor for the afternoon drive time’s show The Hardline and hosted the Dallas Cowboys pre- and post-game shows from 1995-2000. Followill served as the play-by-play voice for SMU football in 1999 and 2000 on KTCK as well.

Prior to working at KTCK, Followill worked at the Texas State News Network, KTOK in Oklahoma City and KDNT in Denton, Texas. Followill attended North Texas from 1989-92 where he worked at the campus radio station KNTU.
Along with Brad Davis, Followill won awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters for the state’s best play-by-play broadcast in 2004 and 2005 and received a Katie Award from the Press Club of Dallas in 2002 for Best Play-by-Play Sportscast.

Emily Jones: Television Analyst

Emily Jones is entering her first season as sideline reporter. Jones joins the Mavericks television broadcast from FSN Southwest where she has worked as an anchor and reporter since August 2004.

At FSN Southwest, Jones has served as a sideline reporter on many of FSN's event telecasts, including national Big 12 Conference football games. She has also anchored for FSN LIVE pre- and post-game shows for the Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, Texas Rangers and Houston Astros. In Jan., 2008, she was named the host of BIG 12 SHOWCASE, the network's weekly magazine show covering all Big 12 Conference sports.

Jones began her sports career in Lubbock, Texas where she spent six years at KCBD. She started as a news anchor, reporter and producer in Sept., 1998 and was elevated to sports director in May 2001. A native of Plainview, Texas, Jones graduated from Texas Tech University in 1998 with a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism. She resides in Fort Worth.

Chuck Cooperstein: Radio Play-by-Play

Chuck Cooperstein is in his third season as the radio play-by-play voice of the Mavericks on ESPN 103.3 FM. Cooperstein has been a regular on the Dallas/Fort Worth sports scene since 1984 and has been an anchor on ESPN 103.3 FM since the station’s inception in 2001. For the last two years, he has hosted the Mavericks Insider and Mavs Talk.

Cooperstein’s extensive sports broadcasting background includes play-by-play stints with TCU and the University of Texas football, as well as TCU, Texas A&M and SMU basketball. He has broadcast CBS/Westwood One NCAA basketball games since 1991 and CBS/Westwood One college football games since 1995. He has also hosted the Dallas Cowboys pre-game shows. In addition, he has received a Katie Award for his play-by-play expertise from the Dallas Press Club.

The New York City native has a B.S. in Broadcasting from the University of Florida. He resides in Irving and has one son, Jeffrey, who is 11 years old.

Brad Davis: Player Development/TV Analyst

Brad Davis, who over the last 27 years has served the Mavericks as a player, coach and community services/camps representative, is in first season as the club’s TV color analyst. Brad Davis is in his eighth full season with the Mavericks in the player development area. This marks his second term as a coach with the team. Davis spent eight seasons as the club’s color analyst on ESPN 103.3 FM.

In 1993-94, Davis did analysis on Mavericks road television games and served as radio analyst on home games. He also contributed radio analysis on home broadcasts for the first part of the 1992-93 season before spending the final 48 games of that season as an assistant coach to Mavericks interim Head Coach Gar Heard.

From 1993-95, Davis was a Mavericks assistant coach on Dick Motta’s coaching staff. In 1992, Davis retired as one of only 15 players in NBA history to play 15 NBA seasons. He is the Mavericks all-time leader in games played at 883. On Nov. 14, 1992, Davis became the first Maverick to have his jersey retired when his No. 15 was raised to the rafters. Davis was the final member of the Mavericks 1980-81 charter season team to retire. He lasted eight years longer with Dallas than any other member of that squad. Davis won five straight Favorite Maverick Awards from 1982-86. For his NBA career, Davis averaged 8.2 ppg on 51.0% shooting in 961 games. As a Maverick, Davis averaged 8.6 ppg on 51.0% shooting with 5.1 assists in 883 games. He began his career as a Lakers first-round draft pick (15th overall) out of Maryland in 1977. During the off season, Davis continues his love of coaching by working with promising college and high school athletes to prepare them for the NBA.

Victor Villalba: Spanish Radio

Victor Villalba is the Spanish play-by-play host for the Dallas Mavericks. He came on in 2005, just in time to enjoy the ride all the way to the NBA Finals. A resident of Coppell, Texas, the Villalba’s include wife Olga, and daughters Katia Michelle and Kristina Marie.

Chris Arnold:Game Night Emcee

Chris Arnold has been a part of the Mavericks broadcasting department since 1996.

For the sixth consecutive season, Arnold will work as the team’s in-arena emcee. He also continues to be involved in many of the teams off the court promotions in a variety of functions including public speaking, marketing initiatives and other broadcasting endeavors.

Arnold has been a fixture in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market since 1980. As sports director of K104FM, he can be heard every weekday morning as part of the “Skip Murphy & Company” show. His 24-year stint at K104 is the longest uninterrupted weekday tenure of any radio sports figure in the area.

At age 14, Arnold began his career at WLOK-AM in Memphis, Tenn. He continued working in radio and television while earning a bachelor of arts degree in journalism at Oklahoma in 1980. Arnold is a popular speaker at area schools, civic groups and charities.

Russel Scott: Host of the AT&T Mavs Podcast

Russell's name and voice may be familiar to Mavs fans, for two seasons he sat at the "Coors Light Sports Desk" as studio host for the Dallas Mavericks Radio Network. Russell conducted player and coach interviews, in-game features and scoreboard updates.

Russell recently took over as station manager for KTCU radio in Fort Worth. He also currently teaches broadcasting at Texas Christian University.

The award-winning sportscaster worked three years for the Mavericks flagship radio station, 103.3 FM ESPN in Dallas/Fort Worth as a sports anchor/reporter and he hosted the Mavericks weekly radio magazine show. Russell also worked five years as studio host for the ESPN-TCU radio network. Prior to ESPN, Russell was the Dallas News Bureau Chief for Metro Networks. Prior to moving to Dallas, Russell was the News Director for KTSA Radio in San Antonio.

Russell is married to Desiree Scott (Sr. Account Manager/Director of Hispanic Broadcasting) of the Dallas Mavericks. They have twin two-year-old daughters, Mia & Victoria.