Ted Davis (sportscaster)

American sportscaster

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Ted Davis and Dennis Krause
Ted Davis (left) and Dennis Krause call a Bucks game at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee

Ted Davis is the radio play-by-play voice of the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He was formerly the play-by-play voice of the Dallas Mavericks.

Birthdate: May 17th, 1951 (70 years old)

Broadcasting career

Davis began his broadcasting career in Denton, Texas when he was hired by KDNT at the age of 17. After working at KDNT, he resided on the KVIL sports staff for 10 years (1978–88), where he also called Texas Christian University and Texas A&M games from 1982-86 as part of the Southwest Conference radio network. CBS Radio also employed him to cover games for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament from 1986–88, and also the NCAA Women's Final Four in 1986 and 1987. Davis also worked as an announcer for North Texas State University, the Mutual Broadcasting System, and KLIF-AM and WBAP-AM in Dallas-Fort Worth.[1]

Milwaukee Bucks

In the summer of 1997, Davis abruptly left his 9-year tenure as the voice of the Dallas Mavericks and joined WTMJ to call games for the Milwaukee Bucks.[2] During home games, he works with color commentator Dennis Krause.[3]

During the 2020-21 season, Davis called the Bucks' run to their second NBA title in franchise history, and first in 50 years. At the end of the series-clinching Game 6, Davis told the story of the franchise up to that point when he bellowed:

Tucker with the rebound. The Suns ... are not gonna foul! It's been a 50-year journey! Wisconsin, we've got a room at the top of the world tonight. The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions! Let the celebration begin! Over 18,000 days, Dennis. And they're NBA champions once again![4]


Davis was awarded the Milwaukee Achievement in Radio (AIR) award during the 2004-05 season as the best play-by-play broadcaster, an award he also won in 1998-99. During the 1996-97 season, he won a KATIE award for his work at KLIF-AM calling games for the Mavericks.[5]


  1. ^ http://www.nba.com/bucks/features/Broadcasters_200607.html
  2. ^ http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=DM&p_theme=dm&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0ED3Dth
  3. ^ http://www.onmilwaukee.com/author/showauthor.html?id=50
  4. ^ NBA [@nba] (July 21, 2021). ""Wisconsin, we've got a room at the top of the world tonight!" The @Bucks radio call as the franchise captures its first championship in 50 years!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ http://www.nba.com/bucks/features/Broadcasters_200607.html
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