Last week, we told you that 1050 ESPN/WEPN was giving the 10 a.m. hour to “Leadoff Spot.”
The reason is because Seth Everett is heading for the New Jersey Nets radio team. Everett signed with WFAN to host team’s pre-, halftime, and post-game shows. (Despite WFAN having to approve the hiring, Everett is employed by the Nets.)
He joins Chris Carrino and Tim Capstraw who remain on the Nets broadcasts.
“I’m not going to say that my success hinges on their success,” Everett tells FishbowlNY. “I just want to do a good show.”
Earlier in his career, Everett honed his basketball skills as the back-up pre-, halftime, and post-game host on Seattle SuperSonics games.
Everett also freelanced at Fox Sports beginning in 2001. His duties included covering the Knicks, and the Nets during their Finals runs.
As for joining the Nets, Everett says it’s all about timing.
“I really was into the story of the Nets move to Brooklyn and [owner, Mikhail] Prokhorov. …I would put representatives from the Nets on my 1050 show.”
After getting to know them, Everett discussed how he could help the franchise build a brand with his presence.
Everett maintains his Sirius/XM show on the MLB channel.
Additionally, Everett is close to adding another gig to his resume. However, his lips remain sealed until the contract is signed.
Prior to arriving on 1050, Everett spent two years at SportsNet New York (SNY) as a regular on Mets pre-game coverage.