The Portland Trail Blazers have announced that radio play-by-play broadcaster Brian Wheeler will call only home games for the remainder of the 2017-18 NBA regular season. Wheeler has been on and off road broadcasts this year, often replaced by long-time Portland media voice Scott Lynn. Wheeler is dealing with ongoing health issues.
The official press release follows:
Citing his ongoing effort to manage some recent health matters, Portland Trail Blazers radio play-by-play voice Brian Wheeler will handle only home games for the rest of the regular season. The Trail Blazers announced the move for the final 22 regular-season games – 13 of which are at home. As he has done during Wheeler’s absences earlier this season, long-time Portland radio and television broadcaster Scott Lynn will call the team’s remaining nine road games.
“My health is progressing in a positive direction, but there’s still more work to be done,” said Wheeler. “The Trail Blazers and our wonderful fans in Rip City have been very supportive, which means so much to me. For the rest of the regular season, my good friend Scott Lynn will continue handling the road game duties while I take care of the home radio broadcasts.”