Newly Named Knicks Announcer Spero Dedes Reportedly Charged with DWI

Spero Dedes, who just nailed down the coveted New York Knicks play-by-play gig, was arrested and charged with DWI in Southampton.

Southampton Patch reports Dedes, 32, was stopped for speeding early Sunday morning. Police say Dedes, driving a 2006 BMW, was intoxicated and charged with the DWI.

Dedes’ attorney, Colin Astarita tells the Southampton Patch that he anticipates a “complete dismissal of the charges due to problems surrounding Mr. Dedes’ traffic stop and ultimate arrest.”

Last month, various reports said Dedes, a former Los Angeles Lakers radio announcer, replaced Mike Crispino as main radio voice and back-up TV play-by-play man.

Police say Dedes posted $500 bail in court Sunday morning.

A spokesman for MSG Network had no comment.

A New Jersey native, and Fordham University gradudate, Dedes also spent time covering the New Jersey Nets on the YES Network.