The Indiana Pacers announced their plans for the 2011-12 NBA season broadcast schedule which, unlike past seasons, will mirror the Pacers actual game schedule. With the abbreviated 66-game schedule, Fox Sports Indiana will broadcast all 66 regular season games and both preseason games against the Chicago Bulls, a first for local television coverage.
Also, the Pacers officially announced their broadcast crew this season with a couple of changes. As already reported, Brooke Olzendam will take over pre/post-game and sideline reporting duties from Stacy Paetz. In a bit of a surprise, Clark Kellogg will not do his share of television broadcasts this season with former Pacer Austin Croshere filling in for Special K, I assume on road games. Normally Quinn Buckner handles the smothered chicken calls for home games and QB remains part of the crew along with play-by-play man Chris Denari.
Kellogg will maintain his focus on his VP of player relations role with the Pacers, as well as his CBS Sports job calling college games.
The Pacers broke the news via Twitter.
TV personalities: @ChrisDenari on PBP; @QuinnBuckner & @AustinCroshere rotating on color; @BrookeOlzendam on pre/postgame & sideline duties
Clark Kellogg (@PacerCK) will no longer serve as analyst for #Pacers broadcasts, shifting his focus to role as VP of Player Relations.