Bob Rathbun (Born November 25, 1954 in Wakefield, Rhode Island) is a sports television announcer, Professional Motivational Speaker and Author of Fast Forward Winner. He has been the announcer for the Atlanta Hawks basketball games on FSN South since 1996.
He is the play-by-play announcer for the NBA Atlanta Hawks, and the WNBA Atlanta Dream. He is currently partnered with Dominique Wilkins, the color commentator for the Hawks. In addition, Rathbun also serves as the play-by-play announcer for Southeastern Conference football games on FSN South and Atlantic Coast Conference college basketball games for Raycom Sports.
From 1992 to 1994, Rathbun worked as a radio broadcaster for the Detroit Tigers. Rathbun and Rick Rizzs replaced legendary Tigers voice Ernie Harwell and his partner Paul Carey. Rathbun was very unpopular with Detroit fans. At the end of the 1994 season, Rizzs and Rathbun were fired.
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