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Former Spurs announcer Jonathan Sanford will be the PA voice of the Houston Rockets

The Watter Road Church of Christ Minister has found a new home

I was watching the San Antonio Spurs game last Tuesday when the Silver & Black were in Houston. At one point, the camera panned over to center court and I noticed a familiar coif of red hair.

Former Spurs announcer Jonathan Sanford is now the in-arena announcer for the Houston Rockets.

The man credited with having an arena full of fans yell “Two shots!” in San Antonio has moved his talent just a few miles down Interstate 10.

Last October, the Rockets have hired Jonathan Sanford as their new public address (PA) announcer. Sanford held the same position in San Antonio from 2013 until 2018, when he stepped away for family reasons.

Sanford replaced Matt Thomas, who took over as Houston’s radio play-by-play broadcaster.

For anyone who attended Spurs games during that five year stint, Sanford was essential to hyping up the fans throughout the game. Sanford is also a minister. He had the best seat in the house — front row, dead center — for each and every game. And everything he said was heard by all. Nothing like the voice of God for the team of the century.

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