Like many Kings fans, I was floored when I found out about the loss of Kings announcer David Courtney.
Much has been written about the meaning of longtime L.A. sports media personalities like Vin Scully, Chick Hearn and Bob Miller. For my money, you’d have to include David in that conversation.
In addition to being the longtime voice of the Kings, he was also the voice of the Angels when they won the World Series in 2002. Being the announcer for TWO world championships in TWO different sports has to account for something, right?
Back in 2010, Jesse Cohen and I interviewed David for The Hockeywood Insider podcast, and we were amazed to learn about the influence he had back in 1989, when The Wayner came to L.A. He also had a hand in designing the Chevy logo and jerseys.
This season, I was going to ring David again, to get his impression of the team finally winning the Stanley Cup. Alas, we won’t be able to have that conversation. The next best thing I can do is share our conversation from 2010.