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Dan Shulman (born February 9, 1967 in Torontomarker, Ontariomarker) is a Canadianmarker sportscaster, currently employed with the Americanmarker network ESPN.

Shulman serves as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN's NBA coverage (primarily teamed with Hubie Brown), men's college basketball (with Dick Vitale), and Monday Night Baseball (with Orel Hershiser and Steve Phillips), as well as occasional baseball coverage on ESPN Radio. Shulman is also a regular guest on Prime Time Sports hosted by Bob McCown on The Fan 590, an AM radio station in Toronto.

Education

Shulman graduated from the University of Western Ontariomarker in actuarial science, but he eventually moved into his lifelong obsession with sports.

Early career

Shulman began his broadcasting career at the University of Western Ontariomarker, becoming a main voice of university football and basketball for the Western Mustangs on CHRW radio in London, Ontariomarker, and later at radio station CKBB in Barrie, Ontariomarker. During the early '90s, he was hired by the Fan 1430 (a sports radio station in Torontomarker, now known as the Fan 590) as the host of Prime Time Sports. He worked for CTV in its coverage of the 1994 Winter Olympics from Lillehammer, Norwaymarker.

TSN

In 1995, he became the play-by-play voice on TSN for their broadcasts of Toronto Blue Jays baseball games, alongside former Blue Jays catcher Buck Martinez. Shulman remained with the network for seven years, during which time he also worked as the network's secondary play-by-play voice for NHL hockey and NBA basketball. Until 2007, Shulman continued to work with Buck Martinez for TSN during the World Series, filing daily reports.

ESPN

Shulman began working part-time for ESPN while still employed by TSN. In 2001, he moved to ESPN full-time to cover sporting events like baseball, NHL hockey and college basketball in the U.S. ESPN signed Shulman to a five-year contract extension in 2007 and assigned him to call NBA games for the network. Shulman remains the network's lead announcer for NCAA basketball.

On July 27, 2007, Shulman called Barry Bonds' 754th home run for ESPN.From 2002-2007, he served as the lead play-by-play announcer for ESPN Radio's MLB coverage, teaming with Dave Campbell to call the network's Sunday Night Baseball broadcasts as well as the All-Star Game, Home Run Derby, and select postseason games. In 2008, Gary Thorne succeeded Shulman as the lead Sunday Night Baseball voice; however, Shulman once again teamed with Campbell to call that year's All-Star and postseason events and continues to fill in for Thorne on occasional Sunday night broadcasts.

Personal

Despite working in the United Statesmarker, Shulman retains his Canadian citizenship and resides in Thornhill, Ontariomarker with his wife, Sarah, and their three sons, Matthew, Alex and Ben.

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