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Pacers PA announcer Tim Sinclair moving on after two seasons
He replaced Jerry Baker as the voice inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse before the 2018-19 season.
UPDATED: Dec. 9 at 4:00 p.m. ET: Sinclair was officially named the new public address announcer for the Chicago Bulls. He replaces Tommy Edwards, who retired after a 25-year run.
In addition to new Pacers head coach Nate Bjorkgren, there will be another new voice heard at games this upcoming season at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Tim Sinclair will not be returning for a third season as the Pacers public address announcer, Fieldhouse Files has learned. He has accepted a new job that is expected to be announced in the next week, league sources said.
Already, he’s the public address announcer for the Chicago Fire and the University of Illinois basketball. And in August, he became the booming voice heard at Chicago Bears games.
A Pacers search to replace him is underway.
Tonight, The Fieldhouse will host its first event — Kentucky vs Kansas basketball (9:30 p.m. ET) — since March 11 when the sports world shut down due to COVID-19. Sinclair was behind the microphone that night for the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament.
Sinclair was hired by the Pacers in Oct. 2018 to replace Hall of Fame announcer Jerry Baker, who held the job for one season. Baker was selected after Michael Grady moved to Brooklyn to join the Nets broadcast team on the YES Network.
Sinclair, who lives in Champaign, Ill., was commuting two hours each way on I-74 to work Pacers and select college games. But it helped that his parents and sister lived in Indy.
Over the last year, he went with the Pacers to India for two preseason games, served as the PA announcer at NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago, was one of four PA guys in the NBA bubble, then he went drove down to Bradenton and joined the WNBA bubble for four weeks.
History of Pacers public address announcers:
Bill Donnella (1967-1976)
Reb Porter (1976-2010)
Michael Grady (2010-2017)
Jerry Baker (2017-2018)
Tim Sinclair (2018-2020)