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Sean Grande – Play by Play
Sean Grande enters his 18th season in the NBA and his 15th as the voice of the Celtics, trailing only the legendary Johnny Most as the club’s longest-tenured radio announcer. Prior to his return to Boston in 2001, he served as the television voice of the Minnesota Timberwolves for three seasons. The versatile Grande’s credits also include Bellator MMA for Spike TV, national college basketball and football for CBS Sports Network, national college football on ABC, Boston Red Sox baseball, NFL football for Westwood One, international basketball for ESPN, national college hockey for Fox Sports Net and Westwood One, WNBA basketball, host of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for NHL Radio, Boston College football and hockey, MFS Pro Tennis, and MLS Soccer. Grande began his broadcasting career at Boston University, where he called Terrier hockey, football and basketball on both TV and radio. Sean is a regular guest on Comcast Sportsnet and ESPN, and contributes to ESPN’s Grantland website.
Cedric Maxwell – Action Analyst
Cedric Maxwell enters his 21st season as action analyst on Celtics radio. An integral part of the Celtics’ return to glory in the 1980’s, Max’s twelve-year NBA career began as Boston’s first-round draft pick in 1977. An instant fan favorite, he led the team in scoring in 1978-79, and the NBA in field goal percentage in both 1979 and 1980. Max’s .609 mark from the floor in 1980 remains the team’s all-time record. His NBA career was defined, however, by his performance on the game’s biggest stage. He was the Most Valuable Player of the 1981 NBA Finals as the Celtics won their 14th championship, and three years later, he secured his place in Celtics’ lore, telling his teammates to “climb on my back” before the seventh and deciding game of the epic 1984 Finals with the Lakers. His 24 points, eight rebounds and eight assists led the Celtics and his last-minute steal from Magic Johnson sealed Banner 15. On December 15, 2003, after sixteen years as a Celtic, eight on the court and another eight in the booth, Max took his rightful place in the Garden rafters when his number 31 was retired and raised to the roof during a halftime ceremony.