Jack Armstrong (basketball)

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Jack Armstrong
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Armstrong in February 2007
Born
John Joseph Armstrong

(1963-01-03) January 3, 1963 (age 56)
Alma materFordham University
OccupationSportscaster
EmployerBell Media
Spouse(s)Dena Armstrong
ChildrenBrian Armstrong, Kevin Armstrong, Tim Armstrong

John Joseph "Jack" Armstrong (born January 3, 1963)[1] is a sportscaster, working primarily for the Toronto Raptors on TSN and NBA TV Canada. Armstrong is also the college basketball analyst for TSN.

Education[edit]

Armstrong graduated from Fordham University in 1985 with a Masters in Communication.

Coaching career[edit]

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. His overall record with the team was 100-154.[2]

Broadcast career[edit]

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. He is currently an NBA analyst for TSN and the on-air in-game broadcaster for the Toronto Raptors NBA team.[3] He has been a part of the broadcast team since 2000.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jack Armstrong Coaching Record - College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b https://buffalonews.com/2015/07/17/jack-armstrong-is-going-strong-as-broadcast-analyst-for-the-toronto-raptors/
  3. ^ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/basketball/article-raptors-broadcaster-jack-armstrong-father-to-three-adopted-sons/

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