I have been a jazz fan since 1974, i grew up listening to Rod. A job took me to
SLC in 1992 and Rod was still going. Missing him (xm) is an understatment. I
have been exposed to david locke in slc and seattle, he has a habit of being
around when stations and people get in trouble. Did he kiss-up to management to
force Rod out? The worst possible choice was locke. Looking at these comments on
this page makes me wonder why, WHY did the jazz make this move.
locke is fantasizing about having the job, word is it's going to a guy from out
of ton so we can have a totally fresh start with a guy for 20 years.
they should put bolerjack on radio as well. anything is better than david locke.
i can barely stand his halftime segment
I am sorry to see you go, Hots, but I hope you enjoy your retirement. Thank you
so much!He will have a-nother...The big fella.Tattoos
the belt-high dribble, southpaw style.You could have hung your wash on
that one.Jason Maxiell--he goes bear hunting with a switch.Two
seconds left and seven-tenths of another.Concerning the replacement,
I also shudder at the thought of listening to David Locke for the play-by-play.
He has a somewhat obnoxious personality and a shrill voice. I didn't enjoy his
contributions to the Jazz radio broadcasts this season, and I eagerly waited for
him to stop talking and let Hot Rod get back to work.Steve Klauke is
excellent, but who would do the Bees broadcasts?!
I agree with the Anti-Locke sentiment here. Is there anything we can do? Do the
Jazz brass read this? I have written a letter to Rigby. I urge everyone to do
the same. Take five minutes, write Rigby. It'll save your 2009-2010
To inside scoop--there is no way you have a 99% sureness about Dave. Just look
at the comments--public opinion has a great influence. Besides Hot Rod can NEVER
Guys remember one of the first gigs he had working with Hot Rod providing great
analysis now a superstar in this business: Jim Nantz
I vote to bring back Brad Stone. Here's a proven, veteran sportscaster with
KALL and KFAN. He's great at play by play. Several years ago he did all the
Jazz games at the Rocky Mtn. Revue and drew "rave" reviews. Stone and Tom
Nissalke were awesome together that summer BY FAR better than "Boler and the
Booner". Plus Stone's a "local" product not a transplant like Locke and Klauke.
The Jazz brass need to get a clue about Broadcasting. My vote goes to Stone!
When you listen to a Bees game you get
way to many long pauses before he says
anything. If you turn on your radio you
hear the fans in the stands and wonder what you are listening to
until after about a minute Klauke actually says
something. That doesn't work with basketball.
i cannot help but ask something logical. Did ALL THE trials, tribulations, off
the court issues, frustrating inconsistency on the court, push Hot Rod to say
With all due respect for my fellow broadcasters, Steve Klauke is by far the best
play by play announcer in Utah who is available to fill (or try to fill) Hot
Rod's shoes. If loyalty and dedication mean anything (and they always did to
Larry Miller) then no one is more deserving than Mr. Klauke. Let justice
prevail...I hope the Voice of Summer also becomes the Voice of Jazz basketball.
He's earned it.
What a sad day in Utah, even more sad the greed and disrespect from the Jazz to
send him to the rafters to call the game. Hot Rod, hope you keep a home in
Utah- from all the posts you are loved and will be missed. The Jazz will never
be the same without you calling the games. Wishing you the bestJackie
I miss hearing Hot Rod here in AZ. Al McCoy (sp?) is the color guy here and has
been doing it also for many years but no one is as good as Hot Rod. He knows
the game and how many announcers were actually number 1 picks in the NBA? (why
so short of a career?). Another NO for Locke. I was happy when he went
to Seattle. I remember him sometimes disrespecting Malone and I got tired of
hearing him talk about being a grad from Stanford, who cares but him. He made
it clear he was an outsider and Hot Rod made it clear he was one of us.
I would be elated with that if he wanted to do it. He credits Ralph Lawler
basically for making him in this business, he groomed him like a son, I like
Mike SMith a lot.. It will never happen, the decision is made-very
I'm not going to be silent this time... David Locke does have a niche... let him
call the Jr. High games.
I like Locke for analysis, he is a stats geek. But I don;t think I would
enjoy listening to his voice for three hours.What about Mike Smith?
He did play-by-play for four years for the Clippers and now calls the games for
TV. He is the same that starred at BYU 20 years ago (boy am I getting old, 20
years!!!)It will be interesting to see who gets handed the baton.
I learned today at lunch through a person who is involved with Kareem in a
business venture, how "crappy" your Laker organization is.Kareem as
many of you know works with Andrew Bynum.They will not give Kareem a
bigger role in the organization because someone in the upper managment is not
all enthralled with him. Jackson likes him. It is I hear possibly Buss.What a class organization with what Kareem has done in his life and in
his career...I am so sick of the "fake show"
the Lakers. He always joked about his name being behind the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
banner in LA.
The Jazz should retire #33 in honor of Hots. That was his basketball number with
WV and the Lakers.
this guy does a great great job, i am always learning and thinking, todd keep
posting, the people that criticize you have no life, they do not like honesty
you bore me guess what I am not going anywhere, maybe you are houdini
'You gotta love it baby' ....I hope Hot Rod Hundley has good health and
happiness in his retirement.GOOD LUCK!!!!
Thanks Hots!WAH!, WAH!, WAH! to the Locke haters.The
Silent Majority LOVE David Locke!At least he has passion and knows
what he's talking about.LOCKE ON!!!!!!
Hoping to see a Hot Rod jersey in the rafters soon. If this doesn't happen, I
will boycott all Miller businesses.
"A gentle push and a mild ark and the cowhide globe hits home"
Is the natural choice to replace Hots. His calls of the Bees' games are the
only thing that make the Bees relevant in this city.Besides it is a
natural fit since MiLB ends before the NBA Season begins and it doesn't (on
average) interfere with the NBA playoffs.Listen to him call a Bees
game on 1230 AM sometime and you will see he's the perfect fit.Locke
is knowledgeable, but he can be VERY annoying too. In my opinion his call of
the Jazz vs. Raptors game earlier this year wasn't very good either. Thank you Hot Rod and go Jazz! "You gotta love it baby!"
Locke is the pick, it's part of his deal. All the "we'll do a search" quotes in
the paper are lip service. The decision has been made. Not the right decision,
Nobody cares about your long posts or rants about Jerry. Do you think your
opinions are read and valued on these boards? I skip them when I see the "Todd
from Santa Ana" in the subject line. If you are such an expert, why don't you
work for some NBA team with your wealth of knowledge? The Lakers should be
willing to hire you...anyone with a huge ego fits in well there.
This I believe makes Ron Boone the longest uninterrupted tenure for Jazz. No
Pressure "Boony" Dave Fredman I guess is next, he left for a few years.
I would like 35 the number of years doing Jazz games and at same time honors our
New Orleans side. I wish you guys listened to games when "Pistol played at New
Orleans with ""truck Robinson" i thought if they stayed in New Orleans they were
about to be abetter team but Robinson was dealt before they played 1 game in the
Klakue is great. Bolerjack is so white bread and never met a cliche he couldn't
run into the ground, never an original thought. Klakue is my vote. Locke needs
to stay where he is that is his strength.
in other words another Ross Porter of the Dodgers. "let us see on Sunday day
games vs lefties in 80 degree or better with the wind blowing out and 50k or
more the Dodgers were 7-4"
David Locke clearly will be picked. The Jazz really have no choice, or he will
be you know "what" and likely bail. He probably expected to be the "one in
waiting" due to his Sonics background. He was not like the TV guy that went
with them to Oklahoma City. There is nothing on this could be done really. I
will avoid these broadcasts.
Is there a way to retire a number for Hot Rod in a half-time ceremony next
season? It could be number 14 for KJZZ or or 1320 or KFan or something else
like that. He deserves it.
Sorry, have to agree with many before me, NO DAVID LOCKE, ridiculous stat geek
with crap nobody cares about and a voice like fingernails on a chalkboard!!
THANK goodness there is 1280 the Zone to switch to @ 3pm
I agree that listening to Hot Rod always made games more exciting than if you
listened to the national commentators. I really miss that now that I follow the
Jazz from outside of Utah. I really have never heard a more exciting and
engaging play-by-play announcer. It is also nice that he is such a homer too.
The Jazz have a lot to be proud of.
Great career Hot Rod...can we get Bolerjack to replace you??
Rod over the years changed. He may have become a little more "cynical" but I
took that as a knowledge and understanding of the game, such as when the Refs
would drag game out with excessive foul called or a player would make a silly
mistake.Rod Hundley is my hero. Because of Him I would never be a
Laker fanThank you for your great pregame shows with Nissalke,
Layden and yes, even Jerry,It was informative and intelligent
I see another deleted post.ANyway, I would not want David Locke to
do the games. This is a person that would not respond to my letter regarding
the criticisms the fans have and questions they wanted answered.If
Rod wanted to do the home games it should have been allowed.Harry
Caray and Vin Scully were allowed to, and what about Keith Jackson and Pat
Summerall being allowed to work in theyr'e home region. Summerall Dallas,and
Jackson West COast only?
Hot Rod will be sorely missed. He is the voice of the Jazz. I'd hate to try
and fill his shoes. As for David Locke, I like him. He's no Hot Rod, but who
is? Steve Klauke is a great baseball guy but does he know basketball? It's
like following in the shoes of a great coach. I'd rather be the guy AFTER the
guy after. We'll miss you Hots. You gotta love it ... and we all did. THANKS!
Who is this Locke guy that no one likes?
Hot Rod was not let go. I spoke with him about a month ago and he told me at
that time he was thinking of hanging it up and moving to Arizona. As far as him
being relegated to the back row, Hot Rod chose to do radio over TV. Again, his
decision. David Locke, however, is absolutely HORRIBLE. I listened to the
Toronto game while I was in the car and I about choked. The guy is NOT an
announcer. Im afraid I would not listen in the car anymore if he is made the
announcer. I think Thurl Baily would be really good.
And many of you have the "audacity" to rip on me for SLoan....To "disrespectful
and unprofessional" i could not agree less on Sloan. Maybe if he leaves, "more
players will come here".This is about "Hot Rod". First I lose my
Avengers to a worthless "owner" now one of the "greatest" in history. It was
going to happen one day. I had hoped not for 2-5 more years. "Rod"
I liked better than Chick Hearn. His first job on radio as "chicks colorman
with the Lakers". He preceded Al Mccoy in Phoenix some 36 years ago. (MCCOY IS
ALSO GREAT).Because of "HOT ROD" i became a Jazz Fan.WOAI IN San
Antonio (still Spurs station)carried a "NBA game of the week" selected when not
interfering with the SPurs. I heard "HOTS" on one of these broadcasts. At the
time it was a clear channel 50k watt station. His energy, love for the Jazz and
unique calls. SOme copying Chick but in own way. He loved "PISTOL PETE" he
loved New Orleans and its people. Same as he would embrace Utah. Rod was a
"wild party guy" but became a UTAH man. More "next"
OK! let's play some golf! Going to miss ya baby! You made the experience
Hot Rod should have hung it up 10 years ago. David Locke would be a great
Who would have ever thought Booner would outlast Hot Rod on the air? Crazy
world. And what happened to the Jazz talks with Hot Rod to do home games next
season? Something stinks in the state of Utah. And it would be really lousy if
they don't let Hot Rod sit courtside for his final game. I mean, C'mon!
"Oompa, Loompa, diddledeedee... DON'T pick Locke, listen to me!"
God Bless you Hot Rod. I used to sit in my room when I was little, and listen
to your radio broadcasts because we didn't have cable. Hours and hours of you
painting a perfect picture of the game and emotions. There will never be anyone
who can hold a candle to you.I can't thank you enough for what you
have meant to the Jazz and me personally.
I think Bolerjack is pretty good. Please don't hire the Utes annoucer Mike
Lageshulte, he has got to be the worst basketball announcer in the US. As a Uted
fan I won't even listen to Utah basketball broadcasts anymore because of him,
you can't even understand what is happening, his fooball broadcasts aren't much
better. Clauke it great a baseball, but possibly as boring as it gets with
basketball, Locke will alway a loud mouthed ego driven psuedo statistician.
Wrubel maybe better than all but Bolerjack. Bill Riley maybe a good pick for the
Bolerjack and Locke as the two voices of the Jazz. UGH!! BUCKLE UP for the
emotional crash of the end of an era. Good luck Hot Rod!! This all sorta
smells like the Jazz forced you out for money reasons, bad economy, layoffs,
cutbacks, etc. I hope not. What an era...Maravich, Dantley, Griffith,
Stockton, Malone, Bailey, Eaton, Layden, Sloan and even Ostertag.....your voice
brought all of them to us. I hope you are really going out on your terms, and
not being forced. You deserve respect and gratitude. THANK YOU and GODSPEED.
The Lakers never would have done to Chick what the Jazz did to Hot Rod. You
don't take the voice of the franchise off TV. Rod should have retired then. I
know the media loves Bolerjack, but he is a youngster and not going anywhere. He
is the luckiest man on earth to have become a small market favorite. But the
right thing to do is to put Rod back on the floor and on TV where he belongs.
Legends aren't forced to retire. The Jazz needs to behave like an NBA franchise,
not a small market ball club. The only thing keeping them together is Sloan.
When he leaves, they will become the Clippers in the mountains because no player
will stay. Bye, bye Carlos and DW will follow soon. Time to wake up Miller
family and do the right things.
Hot Rod isn't retireing he was let go. If only the truth was known. Thanks for
being the best. I will never follow the Jazz again.
The worst thing the Jazz did was to drop Hot Rod from the TV games and put
Bolerjack in. He just doesn't measure up to Hot Rod. Hot Rod and Booner were
the best team ever! Hot Rod, if you are reading this, thank you for so many
great years! You will be sorely missed. I can't stand to watch the TV
broadcasts with Bolerjack. I hope Greg Miller will chose Hot Rod's replacement
more wisely. I always thought Steve Klauke did a nice job when Hot Rod wasn't
able to be at the game. Whoever gets the job, they have pretty big shoes to
fill. Thanks Hot Rod!! You are the best!
Hots and Russell were and awesome NBA broadcast team, WAY back in the day.
Locke, along with DJ and PK is one of the three best local sports talk
broadcasters. Insightful, studious. Knows his stuff.
President Rigby, I strongly urge you to please "lock" Locke OUT of consideration
for the play by play broadcasting position soon to be vacated by the finest
broadcaster around---Hot Rod Hundley! David Locke is the epitomy of arragance
and blow hard manerisms. He is discustingly brash and uninformed.You will lose
listeners if you choose to hire him for this position---I guarantee!!
"Kurt Rambis from 18 feet out, he got it! Unbeleivable, he can't even see that
far!" Hot Rod you are the best! So creative and fun to listen to. Best of
luck. You gotta love it baby!
I wish Hot Rod the best but I quit listening to him when I got another option.
Sorry, but to me he was unbearable.
Hot Rod is the end of the era that many of us long time fans enjoyed. The only
one left is Jerry. Good luck to Hot Rod. One question. Is David Locke that
screecher that interrupts Hot Rod's broadcast for the Geico scoreboard update?
If so, it would be aggravitating to suffer through that for a whole game. I
find myself saying, "Just shut the hell up and get back to Hot Rod".
Thanks Hot Rod!!! Love the voice, the style, the great phases, and just being a
great announcer for radio. Since the change to Boler and Bonner, I've always
watch games on TV and listen to Hot Rod. He has been the greatest. Thanks again
Hot Rod!!!Ya gotta love it baby!!
It a shame that all good things must end. The Jazz have had more than their
share of great things and Hot Rod is one of them. He will be missed by all.
You can't help to think that having to work with David Locke made retirement a
lot easier for him. Locke is one of the big mistakes that the Jazz have made.
There has to be better people than PJ, PK,Locke, Fox and that bunch radio DJs in
the SLC market or at least someone that could come to SLC that would make sports
radio something that you could listen to for more that five minutes and not
think you were with a bunch of 16 year kids in the ally.
Nobody wants Locke! Nobody! I have to thank Locke for one thing, XM Radio. I
could not take him anymore, so I bought XM. Because nobody likes Locke, and I
mean nobody, you know the Jazz will make him the voice. I also heard him in
Seattle, he was just not good at play by play. I will give him credit he does a
good job with the Jazz pre and post game show. He has passion there, but play by
play? Are you kidding me? Klauke is the guy for the job.Hot Rod, God
Bless you in your retirement. Thank you for all the good memories. I have
listened to him since 1980. I remember when he did games for CBS. That is the
first time I heard him. It will never be the same without Hot Rod. Dang we were
One of the happiest days I've had was when we finally got the Jazz broadcasts
here in Vegas because I got to hear "Hot's" voice again. Whomever they get to
replace him I hope does a good job, but they will never reach the iconic stature
Hundley reached with Jazz fans.
When Hot Rod first moved to town he showed up at the old Deseret Gym in downtown
Salt Lake City one day. I happened to be there playing with a couple of
friends. Hot Rod asked to play and that started a long relationship of many two
on two [and sometimes more] games with Hot Rod, Dennis Peart and Lee
Fryatt. Even though Hot Rod was in his late forties or early fifties, or so, he
was still very good and very competitive. He still loved that little baby hook
shot and was an excellent passer. Everything was fine in the games as long as
Hot Rod's team was winning - he hated to lose even in a pick-up game at the
gym.Hot Rod - you're a great broadcaster, a "one of a kind", and in
the same class with legends like Vin Scully. I'm sorry to hear that you're
actually retiring and you will be missed. No one will really replace you.Best wishes.
THANKS HOT ROD.
When I was little I used to dream about playing for the Jazz. I would imagine
that the game was tied and I had the ball. Of course Hot Rod was announcing the
game in my mind. Hot Rod is Jazz basketball. What I loved about listening to
Hot Rod was he was so descriptive and I could envision exactly what was
happening on the court. I remember listening to a Jazz vs. Lakers game at
the old forum. I snuck a radio into my room and Karl Malone hit a 3 pointer to
win the game at the old forum. This was way before every Jazz game was on TV.
Well, when I finally saw the highlights on the news, it was exactly how I
envisioned it b/c Hot Rod did such a great job.
Booner, that beats the the the Dallas game. The greatest game I ever heard Hots
broadcast, when we came back from a 36 point half time deficet to beat Denver by
double digits. Take care Hots!
Thanks Hot Rod!!!
Too bad he's leaving. all of the local radio guys now care more about their
egos than the game, i think thats what makes hot rod's commentating so unique
and special. i will not be listening to the radio broadcasts now, especially if
one of the obvious 3 make it, they are just plain obnoxious to listen to. Hot
Rod and Boone should have never split, they should have put boler on the radio,
he is terrible. save the best for TV. Never understood why they split those
two. We'll all miss hot rod!
A BIG THANKS HOTS! You are the best. Having listened to other broadcasters
through NBATV, Utah has the best, top to bottom; radio and TV. The GREAT thing
about Hot Rod was, he was a true fan of and for the Jazz through good and bad
times. Hope he writes another book. Hots had the passion for the game and it
came through. He made the Jazz live for everyone. Even Bolerjack and Boone are
better than any I've heard through NBATV. Locke is great at his current post.
I'm sure the Jazz will pick a good replacement. Change is tough but time
marches on. GO JAZZ!
Many times over the years while tuning into Jazz games, it is obvious by the
tone in Hot Rod's voice whether the Jazz are winning or not. He has been such a
homer but he is our homer and we will never have another like him. I
heard Locke attempt to do some of the High School games in the state playoffs
and it was brutal. Klauke is always on top of his game and is very underrated as
an announcer.Locke is a great asset with his daily show. He thrives
there and needs to stay put.Best wishes Hot Rod
Hot rod is such a great play by play announcer. He will be missed. good luck.
Is there some reason you're not printing my "I CAN'T STAND DAVID LOCKE"
I will miss him
I didn't like Hot Rod's style--just my opinion.
pronounced "peer wet", the word is pirouette, and it means:A full
turn of the body on the point of the toe or the ball of the foot in ballet. -Webster's Dictionary
FYI a peer wet with the dribble is a spin move :) and for the record I never had
a problem with and actually preferred it when Hots called Kyle Korver Kyle it
was unique.Just thought I'd clear that up I know someone was unsure what a
peer wet with the dribble was. :)
I have it on good authority that Locke is about 99 percent cemented as the
replacement. It's too bad, I heard him in Seattle a few times - and let's just
say there's a reason he got fired. He is VERY hard to listen to and his catch
phrases come off as rehearsed... he's just not good. Klauke is a much better
It will be different not hearing that familiar voice accompanying the Jazz.
After 35 years, Hot Rod deserves a nice retirement. Good luck Hot Rod. Utah
I already switched from listening to KFAN because of Locke, please don't make me
switch NBA teams too.
NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE!
NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE!NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE!
NOT LOCKE!NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE!NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT
LOCKE!NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE!NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE!NOT
LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE!NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE!NOT LOCKE! NOT
LOCKE! NOT LOCKE!NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE!NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT
LOCKE!NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE!NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE!NOT
LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! NOT LOCKE! Signed, all of us!
Hot Rod Hundley is one of the greats in history!!! When I was young I would
listen to Hot Rod and the Jazz and fell asleep to his voice many many times. I
remember how pumped Hot Rod was the first time the Jazz ever beat the Celtics,
and I remember Ricky Green "the fastest of them all" and AD and The Golden Griff
and all the rest of his great calls. I will miss him, THANKS Hot Rod!!!!
aren't you, Dan? Klauke is as solid as they get when it comes to baseball.
There is a reason he's been called on to do some ML games.
about Country Joe for a replacement?......LOL!!Hot Rod will be
missed. The best of luck on his well deserved retirement.
Soooo sad Hot Rod is leaving. No one will be able to adequately take his
place.That said, can he please take Booner with him? Maybe losing a
GREAT announcer and a horrible one will equal each other out.
As a kid I was watching the Jazz games and Hot Rod was always there with his
very distinctive play by play "Stoctonto Malone, leapin leaner, good if it goes,
yo yo dribble up top and of course my favorite with a gentle push and a mild arc
the old cowhide globe hit home." I will always hold these moments close to my
heart. I don't even watch games anymore because Hots isn't on TV with him gone I
will either mute the TV and watch in silence or just not follow the Jazz at
all.I knew he'd call it quits at sometime but it's still hard to say
goodbye to the greatest broadcaster in all of sports. Thank you Hot Rod for all
the memories you made Utah Jazz basketball what it is things will never be the
same. I hope you get your ring before you sign off the radio for the final
time.Thank you for all youve done I cannot thank you enough. You
will be missed by all its been a fun ride for sure you gotta love it baby!
I've never known the Jazz withouth Hot Rod. It is a sad day to see him go. I
even had a hard time adjusting to the Jazz of Bolerjack taking over. Hot Rod, we appreciate your years of service! We will never forget you and
only wish the best in your future. We'll miss you!!
No Stockton...No Malone...No Miller........NO Hot Rod................No
Jazz.........."Thompson..Fakes left, walks right they got'im"Thanks Hot Rod for letting us have and hear your voice for 35
I will miss hearing the voice of the man he made the Jazz seem so real growing
up. Then later moving away from Salt Lake City I missed Hot Rod! Then when the
NBA went to Satellite radio I was SOOOOO excited to hear Hot Rod again! He is
truly a legend with me and will be missed. No one can replace "With a gentle
push and a mild arc, the cow hide globe, it's home."
Many years ago Hot Rod let my daugter interview him for a paper she had to do in
high school. We were big Jazz fans then and even bigger ones after the
interview. Thanks Hots for the years and your for your view of the game. You
are the John Madden of basketball. Thanks.....
Klauke? No way. I can't stand him for baseball. He's one of those announcers
that stays silent for most of the game. If he's your radio guy, at least give
him a partner in the booth.
is Peer Wetting??? Iget the others, but what does this mean????We'll
miss all the fdamous Hot Rod quoites! good Luck , and God Bless!"With a gentle push, and a mild arc, the old cowhide globe hits home.Yo-yoingLeapin leanerHippity-hopGood if it
goes!Frozen ropeBelt-high dribbleIts in the
ol refrigerator.Looking down the barrelYou gotta love
Please do not pick David Locke to call the Jazz games, I still remember him
calling the Starzz games back in the day and it was painful to listen to. Locke
is better in the capacity he is in now than he is with play by play. If you are
going to go in house I would pick Steve Klauke, he does a pretty good job with
the play by play with the Bees. Don't know if he would be interested in calling
the Jazz games or if he wants to stick with baseball and possibly call games for
a big league team. As for Hot Rod, he did a great job for a long
time and it will be sad to see him go. I knew it would have to happen at some
point but it still is sad regardless. I wish him the best in his retirement and
will listen to the next game on the radio since there won't be many more
opportunities to hear him.
The only good thing about his retirement is that I won't have to hear his
redundant "The Jazz Radio Basketball Network" when they go to commercials.
Yay!!! "The Jazz Radio Network" will suffice, thank you. we already know it's a
basketball game!Also, I did notice that he started calling Korver by
his real name, not Kal Kover, so that's good. Just Messin with ya
Hot Rod!!.....sort of!Other than that...I love everything about Hot
Rod's broadcasting. He has a great basketball knowledge. I'll miss him alot. He
won't be equalled....ever!!"With a gentle
I am sad that hot rod is leaving and I wish him the best no one can call it like
him but I will be really sad if Jerry Sloan leaves. He is a really good coach
and I know people are upset that he said his team would no beat LA but it looked
like at the end of the season they looked like they would not win in the
playoffs. Look I am a huge Jazz fan but when you play so bad for a while you
can't fault your coach for telling the truth.
PLEEEEEEEEASE DON'T LET THAT LOUD MOUTH DAVID LOCKE TAKE OVER FOR HOT ROD!I WILL NEVER LISTEN TO KFAN AGAIN!!!
I think you meant Tony Parks, and yes, he'd do just fine. Tony Parker plays for
Hot Rod Rules!
WE NEED TO START SOMETHING HERE!It is a descrace that a Jazz Icon
like Hot Rod is relegated to walking up 30+ rows in his own building.Lets start a movement and get Hot Rod courtside for Saturdays game (after all
it may be his last), and keep him there for the rest of the playoffs (however
long that may be).I'm sending my email to Mr. Miller right now.GET HOT ROD COURTSIDE!!!!
What is sad is how the Jazz have forced Hot Rod to the side in favor of
Bolerjack and Booner. Both stink and are not even in Hot Rod's league. Honestly,
I do not watch Jazz games on TV anymore. And I mean ever. Bolerjack and Boone
are so pathetic, I prefer either the radio or just reading about the game the
next day in the paper, and that's how it will always be for me now. Thanks Hot
Major props to Hot Rod for 35 years of excellence. He had his own style and
brought much enjoyment to many of us Jazz fans. Rock on Rod!
What about Tony Parker from KFAN 1320? He can imitate Hots like no other. Just
left Tony make a seamless transition and we'd be none the wiser!
what a year. If Sloan leaves, as many are inexplicably caliing for, it will
truly be the end of an era, and probably Jazz basketball as I have always known
it.I will miss Hot Rod...A gentle push, and a mild
ark...and all my Jazz heroes are gone.
Bring back Matt Thomas
THANKS HOT ROD!!! YOU'RE THE BEST!!!
Dude, you are the heart and soul of the Jazz. Back in the day when the Jazz
first arrived, I shared season tickets with a buddy, and the games I couldn't
make, you were there for all of us. Enjoy your time. I lived in So.
Cal for twenty years and miss Chick, now I will miss you, but knowing you are
with your family just makes me smile.
I've never heard Locke call a game, he might be great. But I have heard Klauke
call baseball, football and basketball, and he is awesome. Great voice, great
style, incredibly knowledgeable. I believe that baseball is his first love, but
he probably couldn't afford to say no to an NBA gig.
Not David Locke!! Then I really couldn't listen to the jazz games on the radio.
It would be like listening to the chipmunks sing for 3 and a half hours!!
I always wished that Hot Rod and Hubie Brown would team up together. Could you
imagine all the goofs and mispronounced names.
It's mentioned on the tail end of the article.
If Locke calls the Jazz games I'll become a Laker fan.
You failed to mention Hot Rods stint with Phoenix Suns and his happen hip bar,
Court Jester. Old school baby
I'll miss him, and I'll miss hearing "O'Neil on the no-call foul" and other
trademark Hot Rod phrases. Hundley's play by play makes listening to Jazz games
nearly as engaging and exciting as watching them. The man deserves a nice,
relaxing, and fulfilling retirement.
that's the end of my caring about the Jazz. Hot Rod was the only thing that was
still the same from when I watched the Jazz as a kid when they were actually
good. Now it's a bunch of people I don't know or care about and Hot Rod was the
only part I still liked. Too bad. He was a great announcer. Hope he stays
here in Utah some of the time among the people that appreciate his years of
Great career Hot Rod! You're the best!
You will be missed Hot Rod. I just pray that whatever the Jazz brass decide,
please don't hire Greg Wrubel to announce games.
I got on the floor after a game and untaped Hot Rod's notes from his bench. I
still have them and I will keep them forever. Hot Rod is and always will be the
the "Voice Of The Jazz". About went to jail getting his notes, but it is all
worth it now.
I had a hard time letting go of Stockton and Malone, Larry Miller, now Hot Rod
Hundley. The golden olden days are truely gone. But the memories will remain
forever. What a time that was to be a huge Jazz fan! It was all a total package.
If you really are leaving, Hot Rod, I wish you only the best in your retirement
years. Thanks for the passion and great coverage over these many years. It has
been a blast. Go Jazzboys!
There is no replacement for Hot Rod. He is the voice of the Jazz. He'll be
missed.Speaking of no replacement for Hot Rod, please, PLEASE don't
pick David Locke. I can't stand him or his voice.
Very interesting story. I didn't realize Hot Rod had to call games from so far
away from the action now. Not having a TV, I've listened to Hot Rod a lot the
past few months and love his style and analysis. No one can replace you Hot
Rod. We'll miss you.
Hundley was the voice of the Jazz. Best of luck for his retirement. He has
We'll miss you, Hot Rod! Thanks for keeping us company for countless nights,
and bringing the action right those of us who can't make it to the games. You
are a legend of sports broadcasting. With a gentle push and a mild
arc, the cowhide globe hits home!
If Hot Rod goes, then I go! I don't want to listen to David Locke or PK. Don't
go Hot Rod