Michael Holton Named Trail Blazers Radio Analyst
The former Trail Blazer joins radio play-by-play broadcaster Travis Demers to broadcast all 82 regular season games
PORTLAND, ORE. (October 9, 2019) – The Portland Trail Blazers have hired Michael Holton as the team’s radio analyst, it was announced today by Trail Blazers President and CEO Chris McGowan.
Holton will join radio play-by-play broadcaster Travis Demers as Demers begins his first full season in the role. Holton has served as the radio analyst for home games for the past two seasons and has spent the last 12 seasons as an in-studio analyst on Trail Blazers television broadcasts. He will continue in his studio role alongside Jordan Kent when the team is at home.
All 82 Trail Blazers games will be broadcast statewide on the Deschutes Brewery Trail Blazers Radio Network and flagship station Rip City Radio AM 620 in Portland and televised by NBC Sports Northwest (NBCSNW) or national carriers.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to broadcast all 82 games alongside Travis Demers this season,” said Holton. “I look forward to providing analysis for our great fans in what promises to be a very exciting and intriguing season.”
A former Trail Blazer, Holton spent six seasons in the NBA from 1984-90, playing for Phoenix, Chicago, Portland and Charlotte. In 325 career games (122 starts), he averaged 6.2 points, 1.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 18.0 minutes.
"Michael's long-standing with the team offers Trail Blazers fans a very unique and in-depth perspective," said McGowan. "His experience at all levels of basketball from player to head coach make him the perfect analyst and compliment to Travis Demers on play-by-play."
After retiring from the NBA, Holton began his coaching career at Pasadena City College as an assistant coach (1993-94). Holton made stops as an assistant coach at Oregon State (1995-96) and at his alma mater, UCLA (1996-01), before serving as the head coach at University of Portland from 2001-06.