Zinkoff in Philadelphia, taken June 1982.
|Born||May 15, 1910|
|Died||December 25, 1985 (aged 75)|
|Sports commentary career|
|Team(s)||Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Warriors|
|Genre(s)||Public Address Announcer|
Dave Zinkoff (May 15, 1910 – December 25, 1985) was a sports public address announcer. He announced for the Philadelphia Phillies at Shibe Park in the 1940s and at the Philadelphia Convention Hall for the Philadelphia Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, and college boxing and wrestling teams from the 1950s to the early 1980s.
Zinkoff died on December 25, 1985 following complications from heart surgery.
On March 25, 1986, three months to the day after his death, the 76ers retired his microphone.
- "The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia". www.broadcastpioneers.com.
- The NBA on CBS Halftime with Pat O'Brien: December 25, 1985