Ian Eagle begins his 12th year as the television play-by-play announcer for
Nets telecasts, adding to his résumé as one of the top sportscasters in the
nation. Ian became the radio voice of the Nets in 1994, and moved into the
television slot the following year. Following the 01-02 season, Ian won a
New York Sports Emmy for his play-by-play work of the Pacers/Nets Game 5
of the NBA playoffs, and has also received a New York Sports Emmy
nomination for his work during the 1999-2000 NBA season.
A 1990 graduate of Syracuse University, Ian was the play-by-play voice of
the Orangemen in football, basketball and lacrosse, and was awarded the
Bob Costas Award for Outstanding Sportscasting. "The Bird" joined WFAN
as a producer in 1990 and debuted as host of his own show in 1992. The
following year, Ian began hosting pregame and postgame shows for Jets
football on WFAN and was named the Jets radio play-by-play voice for the
One of CBS's most versatile announcers, Ian has been one of the play-byplay
voices for the NFL on CBS since 1998. In addition to football, Ian has called the NCAA Tournament for CBS for
the past nine years, the Army/Navy football game, boxing and anchored the "Sportsdesk" at CBS. "The Bird" also
has a foreign accent to his résumé, as he did the English-language play-by-play for the International telecast of the
NBA Finals from 1995 through 1998.
In some of his latest ventures, Ian has worked the NBA Playoffs for NBA TV, as well as calling play-by-play for the
NCAA Track and Field Championships, covering the US Open for CBS, hosting a daily NBA show, "Full Court Press",
with Kenny Smith on SIRIUS NFL Radio and is the voice for the new Sony PSP 2007 NBA video game alongside Nets
broadcaster, Mark Jackson.
Jim Spanarkel brings a wealth of experience to his position as analyst on YES'
Nets telecasts. All told, he has worked a total of 18 years as a Nets television
analyst, and he also works CBS Sports regular season and NCAA Men's
Championship college basketball coverage. In addition, Spanarkel serves as a
studio analyst for NBA TV.
As a standout basketball player at Duke, Spanarkel earned All-American
honors in 1979 and Academic All-American honors in 1978 and 1979. He was
Duke's team MVP his final three seasons 1977-79, was team captain as a
junior and senior, and was named NCAA East Regional Most Outstanding
Player in 1978. He graduated form Duke in 1979.
The Philadelphia 76ers selected Spanarkel with the 16th overall pick in the
1979 NBA Draft and, after playing for the 76ers during the 1979-80 campaign,
he played the next four seasons with the Dallas Mavericks. He led Dallas in
scoring during the 1980-81 season.
Spanarkel was born in Jersey City, N.J., and played his high school ball at Hudson Catholic High School, also in Jersey
City. Jim and his wife, Janet, have four children.
Former NBA player and University of Connecticut basketball star Donny Marshall joined the YES Network as a Brooklyn Nets analyst in October 2013.
A 6'7" forward, Marshall was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the 1995 NBA Draft out of Connecticut. He played five seasons in the NBA, the final two with the New Jersey Nets when they reached the NBA Finals.
Marshall played his high school basketball at Federal Way High School in Federal Way, Wash. He played for Connecticut from 1991-95 and was later named to the school's Men's Basketball All-Century Team.
Marshall also provides color commentary on NBC Sports Network's college basketball telecasts; he was an analyst on NBC's 2012 London Olympics men's basketball coverage. From 2005 to 2013, Marshall was a Boston Celtics analyst for Comcast SportsNet New England. Marshall had also previously done color commentary on NBA TV and on ESPN and ESPN2's college basketball telecasts, and he also had co-hosted WFSB-TV's (Hartford, Conn.) NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament studio shows.
Marshall received a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Connecticut. He serves on the Board of Trustees at the University, as well as being a board member of First Tee of Connecticut, Windham Hospital and Nutmeg State Games.
Sarah Kustok joined the YES Network as its Brooklyn Nets reporter in 2012 after spending three years with Comcast SportsNet Chicago as a reporter and anchor. At YES, Kustok covers the Nets within its game telecasts and pre- and post-game shows, the Nets Magazine series, other Nets programming, and on YESNetwork.com.
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country the past 10 years, is the exclusive television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Nets. YES, which has earned 300 Emmy Award nominations and 67 Emmy Awards since its March 2002 launch, also televises original biography, studio and magazine programs, in addition to college sports.
During her time at CSN Chicago, Kustok covered the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Blackhawks as the network's reporter. She also had been anchoring sportscasts on WMAQ-TV (NBC) in Chicago. She joined CSN Chicago in 2009 as a feature reporter and occasional anchor on the network's SportsNet Central show. Prior to working at CSN, Kustok also earned experience at ESPN as an analyst and sideline reporter and appeared on Versus (now NBC Sports Network).
A 2004 Communications/Media Studies graduate of DePaul, Kustok played women's basketball for the Blue Demons. She played a key role as the team reached the NCAA tournament twice, and she was captain her senior season. She currently ranks fourth at the school in career three-point field goal percentage and 10th in career three-point field goals made. Kustok also saw action as the assistant women's basketball coach at DePaul during the 2005-2006 season, helping the team to advance to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the first time in program history.
Kustok received her Master's Degree in Communication from DePaul in 2010. On September 19, 2012, she was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Chris Carrino will begin his eighth season as the radio play-by-play voice of the Nets, whose games are heard on WFAN 660 AM. Carrino has described many of the greatest moments in franchise history, including both NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. Chris also fills in on the TV side occasionally for YES Network's coverage of Nets games. Overall, he has been involved with the Nets broadcasts since 1992, when he started as studio coordinator and feature reporter.
This summer, Carrino made his Olympic debut calling basketball play-by-play as part of NBC Sports' coverage of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Over the years, Carrino has lent his voice to numerous International competitions for both NBA TV and ESPN, including the 2006 FIBA World Championships and the 2007 FIBA Tournament of the Americas.
Chris also has added football to his resume, calling the radio play-by-play of Giants pre-season football as well as TV play-by-play of college football for the ESPN family of stations. He has also worked as an NFL Network broadcaster, calling the final two seasons of NFL Europa as well as the 2007 World Cup of American Football.
A 1992 graduate of Fordham University, Carrino was an award-winning radio voice of Fordham basketball, football, and baseball on the famed WFUV. The 38-year old Carrino resides in New Jersey with his wife, Laura, and their son, Christopher.
Tim Capstraw begins his seventh season as the Nets radio color analyst. In addition to his work on Nets broadcasts, Capstraw serves as NBA TV's lead analyst for the Euroleague, several other international championships, the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and in 2007, worked on their coverage of the FIBA Americas Tournament. Capstraw was the head basketball coach at Wagner College for 10 seasons from 1989-1999, following four seasons as an assistant coach at Siena College. He also served as head baseball coach at Wagner from 1983-85.
Tim was a television and radio analyst for the Northeast Conference for three years prior to joining the Nets radio team, and was a television analyst for the Atlantic 10 Conference during the 2001-02 season. Among Capstraw's honors, he was named 1993 Northeast Conference "Coach of the Year" and won the 2000 Metropolitan Basketball Writers "Good Guy Award". He also holds the distinction of being the youngest Division 1 coach in both basketball (28) and baseball (23). Capstraw is a 1982 graduate of Wagner College. Tim and his wife, Chelsea, have two children, Ross and Kiley.
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