Sacramento Kings' Jaime Coffee Believed to Be 1st Female PA Announcer

Christopher WalderContributor IIJanuary 30, 2014

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, and Sacramento Kings center Aaron Gray battle for the ball during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.  Despite his efforts the Kings were awarded the ball.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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With Sacramento Kings PA announcer Scott Moak away from his duties for the first time in 12 years due to illness, an opportunity presented itself for Jaime Coffee to make possible NBA history on Wednesday night.

Coffee is believed, per Fox 40's Ian McDonald, to be the first female public address announcer in league history. She worked the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings game at the Sleep Train Arena. 

She currently announces games at Sacramento State University. She previously worked for the Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA.

 

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