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With Diamante moving on, Nets set auditions for new announcer

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Dave Diamante, the Nets courtside announcer for six years, the last one in New Jersey and all five in Brooklyn is moving on. And the Nets will be auditioning his replacement

Diamante announced his decision via Instagram Thursday morning.

The Nets thanked Diamante ... and set up an audition, July 18, at Barclays Center on Tuesday, at 3 p.m. The organization laid out the qualifications...

The PA announcer serves as the main voice of the Nets during all home games at Barclays Center. The role includes calling the starting lineup, game action, and other in-arena announcements....

PA ANNOUNCER QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge and passion for the NBA

Must know the rules of the game

Familiarity with the Nets’ market and region

Previous public address experience

A strong voice that will engage fans

Public speaking skills

Must be available to work all Nets home games, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

At the audition, the Nets told applicants what to expect...

Participants will be asked to do a script read and basketball calls over the PA during auditions. Finalists must be available for callbacks on Monday, July 31 at 2 p.m., which will include announcing for a game with local youth basketball teams at Barclays Center.

We assume that among those cards will be one with these words. “I said, that’s Brooklyn Ball!”

Good luck to all the applicants ... and of course Dave Diamante.