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NBA – 1986 – CBS Sports At The Half – NBA Finals Game 1 Rockets Vs Celtics Special – With Brent Musburger + Hubie Brown + Billy Cunningham


Brent Musburger was a sportscaster with CBS Sports from 1973 until 1990…..where he was one of the original members of their program The NFL Today….and he is credited with coining the phrase “March Madness” to describe the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament while covering the Final Four. While at CBS, Musburger also covered the Super Bowl….NBA Finals, as seen in this video herewith…. the World Series….U.S. Open tennis….and The Masters

Hubie Brown began his broadcasting working for USA Network’s coverage of the NBA….including playoff games as well as CBS before being hired by the Knicks.  During the 1985 NBA playoffs, Brown lent his services for CBS once again while still coaching the Knicks….who were not in the playoffs when he teamed up with Brent Musburger….as seen also herewith.  Following his dismissal from coaching the Knicks….CBS hired Brown full-time as a broadcaster in December of 1986….where he served alongside Verne Lundquist as the third team during select regular season and playoff games….then they were  promoted to the second team the next season…..and In 1988, CBS named Brown to replace Billy Cunningham as its lead analyst alongside play-by-play man Dick Stockton.

William John Cunningham (born June 3, 1943) is an American former professional basketball player and coach….who was nicknamed the Kangaroo Kid.  He spent a total of 17 seasons with the NBA’s  Philadelphia 76ers (nine as player, eight as coach)….and two seasons as a player with the Carolina Cougars of the ABA.  Cunningham joined the broadcast team for CBS in the 1976-77 season….and was often paired with Brent Musburger….but leaving after the season ended to coach the 76ers.  Cunningham would later rejoin the CBS broadcast team starting with the 1985-86 season….then in 1987, Cunningham replaced Tom Heinsohn as the lead color commentator alongside play-by-play man Dick Stockton for CBS’ NBA telecasts.  Cunningham was subsequently replaced on CBS by Hubie Brown.


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