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Pure! Gus Johnson to call Bucks games

WCup Announcing Approaches Soccer

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2013, photo, basketball commentator Gus Johnson holds a jersey during a news conference during the Big East NCAA college basketball media day in New York. Fox has picked Johnson as its lead soccer announcer and is teaming him with former U.S. star Eric Wynalda. “I completely realize that Gus and Eric, having two American voices, is a change for the hard core, absolutely,” says Fox Sports President Eric Shanks. “It’s a change that I believe in.” (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Energetic broadcaster Gus Johnson will be calling games for the up-and-coming Milwaukee Bucks this season.

A team spokesman confirmed Monday night that Johnson would call 20 Bucks contests for Fox Sports Wisconsin.

Johnson is a veteran play-by-play man who is best known for his calls of college basketball and the NFL. He has built a fan following for his frenetic delivery and basketball catchphrases such as “Pure!” and “Rise and fire.” first reported that Johnson was joining the Bucks broadcasts.