The Atlanta Dream made history on Monday when they announced their new broadcast team for the 2021 season. LaChina Robinson, Tabitha Turner, Angel Gray, and Autumn Johnson will form the first all-Black, all-female broadcast crew in league history. Co-owner Renee Montgomery is excited about the new voices that will bring Dream basketball to life on-air.
“As the Atlanta Dream experiences new beginnings we are extremely excited to announce our new broadcast team for the 2021 season,” said Renee Montgomery, Dream co-owner and vice president. “This broadcast team of all women is another positive step in our goal of providing empowerment to the diverse Atlanta community. It’s exciting knowing that moments such as these will create momentum, and we plan to keep that same level of energy moving forward.”
Robinson is an award-winning basketball analyst that works for ESPN. She will be back with the Dream for the 12th season as the primary color analyst. Turner has covered her alma mater Georgia Tech, ACC men’s and women’s basketball, the Georgia Swarm professional lacrosse team, and the NLL draft, along with the Atlanta Dream in 2017 and 2018.
Gray will be entering her third season with Atlanta; she served as a sideline reporter and color commentator in 2015 and 2016. She also covered college basketball and NBA games for regional networks. Johnson will be an analyst; she is currently a host and sideline reporter for the NBA 2K League and the women’s college basketball digital beat reporter for NCAA Digital.
This news comes on the heels of a very dramatic offseason for Dream fans. Atlanta was sold to a three-member investor group, including Larry Gottesdiener, Suzanne Abair, and former WNBA player Renee Montgomery. About a week after the draft, Dream’s president and general manager Chris Sienko was fired. In the middle of training camp, Atlanta’s head coach Nicki Collen left to become the head coach of Baylor’s women’s basketball team. It’s a lot of change for a young team looking to make a run at the playoffs this upcoming season.
Despite all of this change, Dream fans have plenty to be excited about; the roster is stocked with young talented players and the new broadcast team will be fun to watch because all of these women know their basketball and have been around the game for a long time. As the WNBA draws more and more viewers, fans everywhere are extremely excited to see this new version of the Dream (and the new TV team) in action.
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