George Blaha

George Blaha is play-by-play voice for the regional Fox Sports Detroit network’s coverage of Detroit Pistons basketball. Blaha, in his 33rd season as the ‘Voice of the Pistons’, teams with veteran analyst Greg Kelser for FSN’s schedule. ‘An entire generation of Pistons fans have grown up with George calling games. We’re thrilled to bring his style and passion to our Pistons telecasts,’ said Greg Hammaren, Vice President/General Manager, FSN Detroit. Blaha is the longest tenured play-by-play announcer in the state of Michigan following the retirement of legendary Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell. Blaha brings a high-energy style to go with his extensive basketball knowledge and demonstrates a true passion for Pistons basketball. His trademark colloquialisms such as, ‘two and twenty-two to play’ and ‘a high glass gun that goes’ have thrilled Pistons fans of all ages for three decades. Blaha was the recipient of two prestigious industry honors in 2003. He was voted Michigan’s best play-by-play announcer by statewide readers of the Detroit News and was also honored with the Ty Tyson Award for broadcasting excellence by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association. Blaha also handles play-by-play duties for Pistons games televised by WMYD-TV20. He also hosts the ‘Pistons Weekly’ television program that airs on FSN Detroit and has handled play-by-play duties for Michigan State football since 1971.