David Amber to replace Adnan Virk
Old 07-22-2010, 08:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is expected to announce today that David Amber is leaving ESPN to join Raptors NBA TV as its main anchor. Amber will replace Adnan Virk, who left the anchor job earlier this year to join -- you guessed it -- ESPN.

MLSE broadcast head Chris Hebb confirmed that Amber will join the channel in October, anchoring pre-game and post-game shows and handling other desk duties with NBA properties. ``This is a good move for David and a good move for us," Hebb said.

Amber said he welcomed the opportunity to work in his hometown ``with a growing broadcast entity."

``I'm looking forward to to being part of the broadcast crew for a team I've followed since its inception," he said.

Amber has been at ESPN since 2002 after leaving TSN, where he worked as an anchor and reporter. Among his gigs was doing sideline reporting at Raptors games. He worked as an anchor there, but recently returned to reporting so he could work out of his Toronto home and be closer to his family.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Boy, no stability over at RapsTv. Fitting isn't it? Anyway,was never a big Adnan fan anyway, but if I remember him correctly I didn't think much of David Amber either and his bug eyes!
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i'll miss Adnan, i always liked him...
David Amber is a bit on the rough side though... and he has a big jaw, makes him sound odd at times.

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Old 07-22-2010, 09:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I like Amber. He knows his shit.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I like Amber. He knows his shit.
I agree, there's a reason he was covering a lot of big stories at ESPN.

Also, nice to here about a guy wanting to come home to work.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Boy, no stability over at RapsTv. Fitting isn't it? Anyway,was never a big Adnan fan anyway, but if I remember him correctly I didn't think much of David Amber either and his bug eyes!
No stability? It's not like the guy has to be the face of the network. This isn't CTV or CBC.

Who cares about what the guy looks like as long as he's a good reporter/anchor?

I like Amber. He's solid. Nice trade off - him for Virk. I'm sure MLSE gave him a ton of money.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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must be nice to have enough time on your hands to be watching rapstv.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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No stability?
Just saying, this is the third guy in 2yrs.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Just saying, this is the third guy in 2yrs.
And?
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And?
Hense, no stability. Is that too hard to follow?
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Hense, no stability. Is that too hard to follow?
Dude, it's RaptorsTV.. it isn't CTV. You're not looking for the next Lloyd Robertson. All he's really going to be doing is hosting the pre and post game shows.

Do you really need a recognizable face? If you don't have that recognizable face, are you going to go elsewhere to get your Raptors news? Do you really need to feel a connection with the on-air host?
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Dude, it's RaptorsTV.. it isn't CTV. You're not looking for the next Lloyd Robertson. All he's really going to be doing is hosting the pre and post game shows.

Do you really need a recognizable face? If you don't have that recognizable face, are you going to go elsewhere to get your Raptors news? Do you really need to feel a connection with the on-air host?

Not CTV? Who gives a fuck?
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Not CTV? Who gives a fuck?
You crack me up.
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Adnan was a class act but also an ass kiss which raps TV already has enough of with paul jones interviewing players before gametime. Never heard of david amber, though i've probably seen him on TV
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Adnan was a class act but also an ass kiss which raps TV already has enough of with paul jones interviewing players before gametime. Never heard of david amber, though i've probably seen him on TV
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Great, a younger paul jones
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No, there's already one of those. Mark Jones from ESPN.

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adnan was good on the Score. He was ok on Raps TV
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