North Carolina basketball fans might have a tough time recognizing the team taking the floor at the Smith Center next season.
But if they’re listening from home, they might also have a tough time recognizing one of the voices bringing them the action.
The Carolina Panthers announced Wednesday that they have hired longtime North Carolina color commentator Mick Mixon to become the team’s radio play-by-play announcer for the upcoming season.
“We are very pleased to add Mick Mixon to our broadcast team,” Henry Thomas, the Panthers’ director of broadcasting, said in a news release. “While highly regarded for his radio broadcasting work to date, Mick is also a talented writer, radio producer and public speaker whose strong familiarity with the Carolinas should serve him well in his new role.”
That role will include community speaking, sales and various sponsor and fan events. He also will host weekly team shows such as “Panther Talk” and participate in Panthers Television Network programming.