Veteran Sports broadcaster Jim Nantz will call his last Final Four in 2023. He’s been part of the Final Four tournament for three decades. Nantz is one of the most versatile sports Broadcasting ever. His over-preparation, emotion, and longevity made him tremendous and reliable over the year.
What will make the 2023 Final Four so unique is that it will take place in Houston – the same city where he began his sportscasting career. He was an undergrad student at the University of Houston, where he sharpened his skills in his profession. Houston will be his 32nd Final Four and championship game.
Who will replace Jim Nantz as the lead play-by-play announcer? Not to worry, because he’s also great as a sportscaster. His name is Ian Eagle. Ian engages very well and has a way with words that you can’t teach. It’s either you have it in you or you don’t. Ian Eagle will excel at his job. So CBS made the right move to pick him as Jim Nantz’s successor.
Jim Nantz will still plan to return to present the trophy presentation to each other. It will not be a situation where he will drive to the sunset. Nantz is 63 years old and a father of three; he will spend more time with his family, but his love for sports won’t fade away.