Familiar faces returning for Pac-12 Network basketball broadcasts

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Hall of Famer and tireless personality Bill Walton is returning to Pac-12 Network basketball broadcasts in 2017-18.

A cast of familiar faces is returning for the Pac-12 Network’s coverage of the 2017-18 men’s and women’s basketball seasons.

On Monday, the network announced it had inked contract extensions with play-by-play announcers Guy Haberman, Kate Scott, and J.B. Long. Additionally, analysts Bill Walton, Don MacLean, Kevin O’Neill, Mary Murphy, and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude are returning for the upcoming season.

The network is scheduled to air 152 men’s games and 111 women’s games throughout the 2017-18 season.

“The Conference of Champions is the place to be,” Walton said in a statement released by the league. “It is an honor and a privilege to continue with the Pac-12, which last year had the greatest regular season that I have ever witnessed. I’m looking forward to helping bring the coming seasons to life for our fans around the country and around the globe with our great team of basketball talent. Here we go…practice is under way and the ball is soon to be in the air!”

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