Bob Harris, who has served as the “Voice of the Blue Devils” over the last four decades, announced he will retire after the 2016-17 season in a release from Duke.The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame broadcaster is the longest-tenured announcer in ACC history after starting with Duke in 1976. In 2016, Harris received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine along with receiving N.C. Broadcaster of the Year from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association three times.Working both football and men’s basketball, combining for 459 consecutive football games and 1,358 basketball contests heading into his final year. He has called six bowl games, 16 ACC Championship Game victories and 13 Final four events, including all five basketball championships.”His unwavering passion for Duke came through each and every broadcast over the past four decades,” Mike Krzyzewski said. “Without a doubt, Bob has produced some of the greatest calls in Duke history, if not all of sports, during that time.”David Cutcliffe echoed the thoughts of Coach K.”Bob has given his heart and soul to Duke fans, coaches and student-athletes over the past four decades, and for that we are forever grateful,” Cutcliffe said. “Deservedly so, Bob is in the class of radio broadcasting icons, and we’ve been fortunate to have him in our booth.”No announcement has been made about Harris’ eventual replacement or when a decision will be made.
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