Longtime New Jersey Devils broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick gave up his duties last week with MSG Network. As we reported at the time, the acclaimed play-by-play man will concentrate on calling national games on NBC and Versus.
“It was something that I had, at least, given some thought to during the playoffs,” Emrick tells FishbowlNY.
Emrick, who’ll turn 65 on August 1, was given time after the season to weigh the tough decision.
“It was a matter of me looking ahead,” Emrick says. “I’m fine now, I’m the same as I’ve been the last few years.”
But Emrick said the choice of leaving his beloved Devils first meant having the ability to look into his crystal ball.