ESPN Radio NBA Voice Jim Durham Dies at 65

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Getty Images/Ingram Publishing(NEW YORK) —  Jim Durham, ESPN’s lead radio play-by-play announcer of the NBA died Sunday at his home in Tomball, Texas.

He was 65-years-old.  No cause of death was immediately announced.

Durham was also a former broadcaster for the Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks, but he was mostly known for announcing NBA games on ESPN Radio, which he began doing in 1996.

His final game was the October 30. season opener between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat.

One of his proudest career accomplishments was winning the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Media Award in 2011.

He was the radio and television voice of the Bulls from 1973 to 1991, announcing the team’s first NBA title in 1991.

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