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Bulls announcer Tommy Edwards will retire

Saturday’s game against the Rockets will be his last.

After a combined 25 seasons, Bull public address announcer Tommy Edwards will step down on Saturday.
After a combined 25 seasons, Bull public address announcer Tommy Edwards will step down on Saturday.
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Long-time Bulls public address announcer Tommy Edwards will retire after Saturday’s game, the team said on its website.

“My time with the Bulls has been a dream come true, and I feel so fortunate to have spent a total of 25 seasons with this iconic franchise. I want to extend my sincere thanks to Jerry and Michael Reinsdorf, the entire Bulls organization and the world’s greatest fans for their unwavering support. I will forever be a Bulls fan,” Edwards said in a statement.

Edwards helped create the team’s iconic pregame player introductions.

“I personally have very fond memories from growing up attending games with my dad and hearing Tommy’s signature introductions for, ‘The Man in the Middle … Artis Gilmore,’ and ‘#8 Mickeeeey Johnson.’ We are fortunate to have had someone as dedicated and passionate as Tommy as the voice of Bulls basketball games for a total of 25 seasons,” Bulls President Michael Reinsdorf said in the statement.

The team will honor Edwards during Saturday’s game against the Rockets.