Jack Armstrong (basketball)
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January 3, 1963 |
Brooklyn, New York
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John Joseph "Jack" Armstrong (born January 3, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is a sportscaster, working primarily for the Toronto Raptors on TSN and NBA TV Canada. Jack is also the college basketball analyst for Rogers Sportsnet. Armstrong graduated from Fordham University with a Masters in Communication.
From 1989 to 1998, Armstrong was the lead basketball coach of Niagara University. In the 1992–93 season, he led the Niagara Purple Eagles to a 23–7 record and was named the New York State Division I Coach of the Year. Armstrong's knowledge of the game has made him one of the most respected basketball analysts in Canada. He is known for his trademark raspy voice, New York accent, and using his hands while talking. His catchphrases are "hello!" and "Get that garbage outta here!" He lives with his wife Dena and his three sons Kevin, Brian, and Timmy in Lewiston, New York.
On Thursday, July 31, 2008, it was announced that Jack Armstrong would take over The Chuck Swirsky Show effective August 18, 2008, alongside Doug MacLean on the Toronto, Ontario AM sports talk radio station The Fan 590. The show's name was later changed to The Game Plan. In 2009, Doug MacLean left the show and was replaced by Eric Smith.