|Born||June 1959 (age 55)
Syosset, New York
|Children||Two sons, Trent and Chase|
Grant H. Napear (born June 18, 1959) is an American sports radio host at Sacramento, California radio station KHTK Sports 1140 and play-by-play announcer for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. Napear is the play-by-play announcer for the Kings and also hosts an afternoon sports-talk program, The Grant Napear Show, on KHTK Sports 1140 in Sacramento. This sports-talk program runs from 3-7 P.M. PST from Monday through Friday.
Napear is a native of Syosset, New York, graduated from Syosset High School in 1977, and pursued a degree in broadcast journalism from Bowling Green University. During his stint at the school, Napear played collegiate lacrosse.
Napear is on the board of the Future Foundation of Sacramento, a foundation providing college scholarships for disadvantaged youth. He's hosted a benefit golf tournament for the foundation since 1995. He currently lives in El Dorado Hills, California with his wife, Starr Napear, & two sons Trent and Chase.
Some of his trademark phrases include:
- "Put it in the book and send him to the line!"
- "Turn the sprinkler systems on because (said player) is on fire!"
- "Oh boy! If you don't like that, you don't like Kings/NBA basketball!"
During a February 2012 edition of his radio show, Napear told fellow Sacramento broadcaster Walt Gray that he has never had a cup of coffee in his life.
Grant is a current talk show host on KHTK Sports 1140 in Sacramento, California. It airs from 3pm-7pm every Monday-Friday.
- 1988–Present: Sacramento Kings play-by-play television announcer
- 2000–Present: play-by-play announcer for the San Jose Sabercats
- 2011–Present: Sacramento Mountain Lions play-by-play announcer Source
- (unknown): fill-in play-by-play announcer for the San Jose Sharks
- 2003–present: Oakland Raiders preseason television announcer
- 1995-1998: Sacramento Kings play-by-play radio announcer (KHTK)
- 1992-1994: Play-by-play announcer for the Sacramento Gold Miners
- 1987-1995: Sports director for KRBK-TV/KPWB (now KMAX-TV) Channel 31, Sacramento California
- 1985-1987: Weekend sports anchor, WAND, Decatur, IL
- 1977-1981: Football, basketball and hockey play-by-play announcer for Bowling Green University