By Sally Fahey
The Wizards still don’t have a general manager — it’s been 14 weeks since Ernie Grunfeld was broomed — but their fans can rest easy because they have a new radio voice!
The Post is reporting that Justin Kutcher will be Steve Buckhantz’s replacement as the play-by-play voice on Wizards broadcasts,.
Buckhantz held the role for the last 22 seasons and reportedly wanted to return for a 23rd, but NBC Sports Washington decided not to pick up the option on his contract following the 2018-19 season.
The broadcast will also see some new faces in the analyst chair this season following the departure of Kara Lawson, who left to become an assistant coach with the Celtics. Per Allen, former Wizards Drew Gooden and Caron Butler are expected to split time next to Kutcher, Gooden calling the majority of games.
Kutcher has 17 years of play-by-play experience, having called games for networks such as ESPN, CBS Sports Network, Big Ten Network, and most recently Fox Sports, where he covered a variety of sports including MLB, college basketball, and college football.