Grant Napear

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Grant Napear
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Born June 1959 (age 55)
Syosset, New York
Occupation Sportscaster
Spouse(s) Starr Napear
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.[1]

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.

Napear also occasionally fills in for Jim Rome on The Jim Rome show which is broadcast across the country.

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!"[2]

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.

Broadcast history[edit]


  1. ^ a b Riggs, David A. (2008-01-23). "On The Right Track". Fanfare Magazine. .
  2. ^ " Two for one if they hurry." Dwyer, Kelly (2006-04-11). "Words to Watch by". CNN. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 

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