Jim Paschke

American sportscaster

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Jim Paschke
James Paschke

(1950-11-21) November 21, 1950 (age 70)
EducationUniversity of Minnesota
Brown Institute
Years active1977–2021

Jim Paschke (born November 21, 1950) is an American sportscaster for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association on Bally Sports Wisconsin. A native of Bloomington, Minnesota, he began his broadcasting career in radio in Knoxville, Iowa, after studying at the University of Minnesota and Brown Institute, in Minneapolis.

Paschke has handled play-by-play duties for a wide array of sports at all levels, but is most recognized for his work as the Milwaukee Brewers television announcer (1987–1991, 1995–1996), Big Ten football announcer and is currently the television voice of the Milwaukee Bucks (1986–2021).[1]

On April 15, 1987, television viewers and Milwaukee Brewers fans heard Paschke call the only no-hitter in franchise history.[2]

He is a four-time regional-Emmy Award winner. In October 2007, Paschke was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame as a "Friend of Basketball."[3]

In 2018, Paschke was named recipient of the NBA's Todd Harris Spirit Award.[4]

Paschke is the author of Paschketball, a video blog featured on the Milwaukee Bucks' website. "Paschketball" was coined by a young Bucks fan, Matt Gritzmacher.

In May 2021, Paschke announced his retirement from sportscasting.[5]


  1. ^ "Voice of the Bucks Jim Paschke looking forward to meaningful, unique Christmas morning". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 24 December 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  2. ^ "The Voice of Wisconsin Sports: Jim Paschke". Cream City Central. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Milwaukee Talks: Bucks voice Jim Paschke". OnMilwaukee. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Bucks Play-By-Play Announcer Jim Paschke Named Recipient of NBA's Todd Harris Spirit Award". NBA. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Bucks Play-By-Play Announcer Jim Paschke To Retire At Conclusion Of 2020-21 NBA Season". Milwaukee Bucks. Retrieved 2021-07-15.

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