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 a SiriusXM radio host, mornings (7-10 am PT/10am-1pm ET) on the Bleacher Report Channel and Mondays on NBA Radio (2-4pm PT/5-7pm ET). He also signed a multi-year deal with BleacherReport.com in September 2014 to serve as a senior writer and NBA video analyst. He also appears occasionally on NBA TV as an NBA analyst and on TNT as a sideline reporter for NBA game telecasts. Bucher previously worked as an NBA Insider for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area[1] and also co-hosted 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 26 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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