Sixers fans will be familiar with Brian Seltzer as the pregame and postgame radio voice. He’d link up with Tom McGinnis and Devon Givens on the 97.5 the Fanatic broadcasts and do all sorts of content for the team’s official website as well.
According to him, he’s leaving the Sixers and taking a new gig, which he described in a post on Friday morning:
I love podcasts, podcasting – everything about the space – and have been on the lookout for an opportunity like this for a while. I couldn’t be more excited, and feel extremely fortunate to be able to make this type of pivot.
I’ll be starting at KYW September 1st. I can’t wait to see how this new position unfolds and what we’ll be creating. I’m also really looking forward to reconnecting with people from my past who are now at Audacy, while soaking in a bunch of fresh knowledge from some of the best audio content creators in the market. This wouldn’t have happened without Tom Rickert, Alex Silverman, David Yadgaroff, Matt Leon, and a guy named Spike, who I think has his own basketball podcast.
Brian’s post is much longer, and I only shared a portion of it, but I would recommend reading the entire thing. He gives a pretty honest assessment of what it’s like being a “team reporter” and talks about some of the stereotypes people like him receive on a constant basis. It’s a tough gig sometimes, because you can’t talk about all of the things you want to talk about. When Ben Simmons is out there bricking free throws, you gotta work around it somehow, and that can grate on you after a while.
On a separate note, the Sixers are going through a lot of changes behind the scenes, aren’t they? Marc Zumoff retired. Scott O’Neil moved on. Seltzer is leaving. It makes me wonder if the funky nature of the COVID season had some people re-thinking what they wanted to do with their lives. Perhaps they were able to take a step back and assess the situation from afar. Or maybe another second-round exit forced people into early career changes. Maybe they had enough of that shit and decided to peace out instead.