Ric Bucher

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Ric Bucher
Ric Bucher 2008.jpg
Bucher in 2008.
Born Cincinnati, Ohio
Education Dartmouth College, '83
B.A. English
Title Sportswriter

Ric Bucher is an NBA Insider for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area[1] and also co-hosts Bucher, Towny and Huff mornings on 95.7 The Game.[2] Bucher was formerly an NBA analyst for ESPN and ESPN.com. He was also a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine[3] and a columnist for ESPN.com.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Bucher is a 1983 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he played four years on the varsity soccer team. Bucher has covered the NBA since 1992-93, and has been a professional writer for 22 years. He was a beat writer for the San Jose Mercury News[4] and The Washington Post before joining ESPN.[5]

During a radio broadcast on April 16, 2008, Bucher opined that the Utah Jazz are strong at home because of the team's "vicious", "Mormon" fans:[6] Bucher later apologized for his comments.[7]


  1. ^ "CSN Bay Area hires Ric Bucher to be their ‘NBA Insider’". www.bayareasportsguy.com. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Game Signs ESPN’s Ric Bucher". Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher Chat Transcript". NBA.com. June 1, 2005. Retrieved January 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hustle & Flow". SF Weekly. March 8, 2006. Retrieved January 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ Martzke, Rudy; Cherner, Reid (August 17, 2004). "After 25 years, ESPN still channels how to view sports". USA Today. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "ESPN Commentator Says Jazz Fans Are 'Mormon' And 'Vicious'". Retrieved 2008-04-21. [dead link]
  7. ^ "ESPN commentator apologizes for anti-Mormon comments". Retrieved 2008-04-21. 

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