PHILADELPHIA, PA. – OCTOBER 11, 2012 – Philadelphia 76ers CEO and Co-Owner Adam Aron today announced that Matt Cord, senior correspondent for SIXERS.COM and on-air personality for 93.3 WMMR, will serve as the team’s public address announcer for the 2012-13 season and beyond.
In the event Cord is unable to call a game, Kevin Casey, public address announcer for the Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia Wings and Camden Riversharks, has formally been designated by the Sixers as the team’s back-up public address announcer.
Cord and Casey were chosen after Sixers executives listened to the auditions of some 107 applicants and after three rounds of tryouts. Candidate auditions were held at the Wells Fargo Center using its booming sound system for amplification. Candidates were asked to announce player introductions, narrate promotional reads and simulate live calls while watching in-game footage displayed on the Wells Fargo Center center-hung scoreboard, among other tests.
Cord most recently served as the senior correspondent for SIXERS.COM during the 2011-12 season, after spending the previous 14 seasons as the Sixers’ public address announcer. Cord will continue to work with SIXERS.COM, albeit on a more limited schedule. He will be joined on camera at SIXERS.COM by Ayla Brown, the talented national recording artist and former Division 1 NCAA basketball player who also will start her second season performing the National Anthem at all Sixers games.
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