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The Detroit Pistons announced Sunday (March 13) that legendary play-by-play announcer George Blaha will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 NBA season due to a heart bypass procedure slated to take place on Tuesday (March 15). We here at Beasley Detroit send him our wishes for a successful procedure.

A statement from the Pistons reads, “Doctors diagnosed the need for the procedure during a routine check-up completed earlier this week and anticipate a full recovery. George is resting comfortably at the direction of doctors and the team will update his status later this week.”

“I am disappointed to miss the remainder of the season, but my health is the number one priority right now and I have a great team of doctors guiding my short-term and long-term health,” Blaha said in a statement. “I’m grateful that they caught my issue early and they expect a full recovery. I look forward to getting back to full speed with rest and rehabilitation during the offseason and returning next year for my 47th season calling games for the Pistons.”

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