Steve Holman

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Steve Holman (born March 5, 1954 in Lawrence, Massachusetts) is an American sports broadcaster, most noted for his work as the play-by-play broadcaster for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.

Holman broadcast his 1,500th consecutive Hawks game on March 5, 2007—his 53rd birthday. His 1700th consecutive Hawks broadcast came in the 2009 playoffs. His current consecutive games streak stands at 1,999. His 2,000th consecutive broadcast will be Wednesday, January 16th, 2012 when the Hawks play the Brooklyn Nets.

The 2010-2011 NBA season is his 26th with the Atlanta Hawks. Holman has also covered the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Chiefs (soccer) and Georgia Tech baseball since moving to Atlanta in 1980.

Holman began his NBA career in the early 1970s as a broadcast assistant to legendary Boston Celtics’ play-by-play voice Johnny Most. He first filled in for Most in 1976 when Most went hoarse during a game. His first radio job was at WCCM in Lawrence, where he was hired by station owner Curt Gowdy.

Holman also covered the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, calling radio play-by-play action for the United States men’s and women’s Gold Medal basketball teams, as well as boxing.