Report: Kate Scott to Replace Marc Zumoff as Sixers’ Broadcaster

NCAA FOOTBALL: NOV 26 Oregon at Oregon State
CORVALLIS, OR – NOVEMBER 26: PAC-12 Networks sideline reporter Kate Scott broadcasts during the 120th Civil War NCAA football game between the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers on November 26, 2016, at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, OR. (Photo by Brian Murphy/Icon Sportswire)

After a long offseason, the Sixers have their heir apparent to Marc Zumoff as Kate Scott will join Alaa Abdelnaby as the team’s new play-by-play analyst.

Finally, Sixers fans have some news! Fans wondered who would replace Sixers’ play-by-play announcer Marc Zumoff after retiring at the end of last season, and we now have our answer. NBC Sports Philadelphia has hired Kate Scott to replace Zumoff as the full-time play-by-play analyst for the Sixers.

Scott is originally from California and graduated from the University of California-Berkley in 2005. Scott has called college football and college basketball for the Pac-12 networks. She has called NHL, NBA, and soccer games as well. She was on the NBC broadcasting team for basketball during the Olympics in Tokyo this past summer.

It’s an exciting hire for multiple reasons. Not only is Scott an accomplished broadcaster, but she will be the second woman hired as a full-time play-by-play announcer for an NBA team and the first to be a full-time broadcaster in Philadelphia television history. She will make her debut during the preseason, joining color analyst Alaa Abdelnaby, who has been with NBC Sports Philadelphia for six seasons.

Scott has some big shoes to fill after the departure of Marc Zumoff, but with her resume, she will surely hold her own. Join us in welcoming Kate Scott to the Philadelphia 76ers family! Here They Come!