The Phoenix Suns honored Hall of Fame broadcaster Al McCoy at halftime of their final regular-season game against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday afternoon.
Here was the tape displayed on the Suns’ video board before McCoy gave a speech in front of Suns fans. He was joined by Phoenix owner Mat Ishbia and former owner Jerry Colangelo on the Footprint Center floor.
51 seasons on the mic ️— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) April 9, 2023
Thank you, Al McCoy, for the excitement, the thrill and the storytelling you've brought to The Valley for over the past five decades pic.twitter.com/y46K6YHPEd
McCoy’s tenure with the Suns is the longest run by a team broadcaster in NBA history, according to a team release. He is currently Phoenix’s play-by-play announcer for Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.
McCoy began his career in Phoenix during the 1972 season and has called more than 4,000 contests, including 30 playoff appearances and three NBA Finals runs in the 1975-76, 1992-93 and 2020-21 seasons.
McCoy is a member of the Suns’ ring of honor and last year became the 18th member of the Gold Circle by the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his contributions to the broadcasting industry.