Unquestionably one of the premiere talents in the history of the National Basketball Association, Phoenix Suns broadcaster Al McCoy will be inducted into the Ring of Honor at halftime of the March 3rd matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Suns will induct “The Voice of the Suns” & Broadcasters Hall of Fame member, Al McCoy, into the Suns Ring of Honor. https://t.co/1HABzNwsJJ— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 27, 2016
It’s a long overdue honor for the man who has been the “Voice of the Suns” for nearly five decades. McCoy has handled play by play duties for the Suns since September 27th, 1972, and is the longest tenured announcer in league history.
McCoy is just the 15th individual to be inducted into the Ring of Honor. He joins Alvan Adams, Charles Barkley, Tom Chambers, Jerry Colangelo, Walter Davis, Cotton Fitzsimmons, Connie Hawkins, Kevin Johnson, Dan Majerle, John MacLeod, Steve Nash, Joe Proski, Dick Van Arsdale and Paul Westphal. Nash is the most recent name to be honored, he was inducted on October 30th of last season.
The past several seasons have been difficult for Suns fans, and the path back to the playoffs continues to be a difficult one. There’s still one area however, where the Suns continue to be the best in the league. Wednesday’s announcement was a surprise for McCoy, check out his reaction below.