Thursday, June 18, 2009

Media comings and goings: New portal of call for Adnan Virk

Toronto sports commentator Adnan Virk, who spent most of his formative years in the Kingston area, is leaving The Score after six-plus years at the network:
"... Virk is on the move and will land at Leafs TV/Raptors NBA TV. He replaces Paul Johnson, whose contract was not renewed."— Chris Zelkovich, Sports Media Watch
It's always great to see someone from the hometown succeeding in his chosen field. Adnan brought a lot to the table when The Score had him on basketball, whether it was moderating the panel on their Raptors telecasts or NCAA Tournament coverage. The man has charisma.

He is a basketball guy who grew up following the game and played it, so Raptors NBA TV ought to be right in his wheelhouse. His fellow Kingstonians can only be happy and proud to see him take start another chapter in his career.

(Toronto Sports Media has more details ... Zelkovich elaborates: "Former Score guy Adnan Virk is going to be one busy man in his new job with MLSE. He's going to be the pre-game host for all Maple Leafs, Raptors and Toronto FC games on Leafs TV, Raptors NBA TV and GolTV. He'll also be writing a blog on the teams' websites."

1 comment:

Mike Radoslav said...

Adnan used to do sidelines work for The Score's University Rush before DJ Bennet took over and I was always impressed with him. He always had time to talk with the fans, we got the chanc to see him a couple times a year he'd always come by and say "hi", he really left a positive impression at the games thru his interactions with the fans at games.

He carried himself well, remained professional but far from arrogant, he was grounded and friendly and always made time for people. It's great to see such a great guy catch a break, I hope there's many more to come for the man.