UCLA to honor broadcaster Dick Enberg on Feb. 9
Dick Enberg called eight of UCLA’s 11 basketball national championships during his tenure (1966-77) in Westwood.
And, on Feb. 9 vs. Oregon, the Bruins will honor the broadcasting legend.
Enberg, one of only two broadcasters (Curt Gowdy) in the Baseball, Basketball and Football Hall of Fames, also called Angels games from 1969-75 with a brief return in 1985 … and a cameo in ‘The Naked Gun’.
— UCLA Athletics (@UCLAAthletics) February 2, 2017
“That job was absolutely responsible for NBC hiring me,” Enberg told Larry Stewart of the Los Angeles Times for a 2007 column. “The people at NBC were aware that I was an announcer for the Angels and Rams, but it was UCLA that got me the job.”
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