Calabro thinks it might be the end for him as an NBA announcer, too. He's fine with that and says, "life's too short to keep moving down the same path." Besides, there aren't any NBA play-by-play openings, and no one has called with a job offer as yet. "I'm just all ears," he said. "I've got the phone on."
Oddly, Calabro doesn't think he appeals to the NBA for a national gig. "I don't think the league is terribly high on my work," he said. "If they were high on it, I'd already be doing national stuff. I don't think I'm their cup of tea."
Asked why, Calabro said he might be too opinionated and doesn't fit into the network mold. As Sonics fans know, he fit in here, evolving from an unknown to one of the most popular sports announcers in town.