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Audition to Be the Voice of the Nets at Open Call for Barclays Announcer

 The Brooklyn Nets are looking for a new public address announcer for home games at the Barclays Center.
The Brooklyn Nets are looking for a new public address announcer for home games at the Barclays Center.
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PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the new announcer for the Brooklyn Nets: You.

The hoops squad is looking for a new public address announcer at the Barclays Center and will hold an open audition for the position next week, the team announced.

The team is searching for someone to serve as “the main voice of the Nets” at all Barclays Center home games, calling the starting lineup, game play and all other announcements, an audition notice said.

The auditions will take place on July 18 at the arena.

The open call follows a decision by the team's former announcer, David Diamante, to move on from the gig after six seasons, he wrote in an Instagram post.

"I’ll always be grateful to Barclays Center, the Nets, the NBA players I’ve been fortunate to watch, and the fans for sharing their world with me," he said. "I’m now at a point in my life where I need more flexibility in scheduling for at least a year to expand my career as a ring announcer and take advantage of opportunities in film and television that have come my way."

 

As I travel this wonderful journey known as life, I’ve been privileged to spend recent years as the in-arena announcer for the Brooklyn Nets. I’ll always be grateful to Barclays Center, the Nets, the NBA players I’ve been fortunate to watch, and the fans for sharing their world with me. I’m now at a point in my life where I need more flexibility in scheduling for at least a year to expand my career as a ring announcer and take advantage of opportunities in film and television that have come my way. That means I won’t be at courtside for the 2017-2018 NBA season. But I look forward to remaining part of the Barclays Center family for years to come and working ringside as part of the best boxing program in America.

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Those looking to nab the spot will be required to read a script and make calls over the arena’s PA system. A callback session will take place on July 31, when the finalists will announce a game for a local youth basketball team.

The Nets want an announcer with “knowledge and passion” for the NBA, familiarity with the Nets and the region, previous public address experience and a “strong voice that will engage fans,” the notice said.

Candidates can head to the EmblemHealth entrance of the arena on Dean Street to sign up for an audition at 2:30 p.m. on July 18.