While the Golden State Warriors were able to re-sign Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, and Shaun Livingston this offseason, they did lose one big name: Ros Gold-Onwude. Gold-Onwude graduated to bigger and better things, as she’ll provide coverage for TNT and NBA TV this season.
With six day until the season opener, NBC Sports Bay Area has finally announced the new sideline reporter for the Warriors: Kerith Burke.
Introducing Kerith Burke, NBC Sports Bay Area's newest Warriors sideline reporter https://t.co/QNZTQaoWyp pic.twitter.com/urCbNB37yY— NBCS Warriors News (@NBCSWarriors) October 11, 2017
Overjoyed. Let's do this. https://t.co/ySpblBBiM8— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) October 11, 2017
Congrats @KerithBurke new @NBCSWarriors sideline reporter! Do your thing girl & have so much fun!! #Dubnation show her love! ☺— Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) October 11, 2017
Burke brings a lot of credentials and talent to the job, and is no stranger to championship teams. Among other things, her resume includes covering the famed UConn women’s basketball team, and women’s basketball for the 2016 Olympics.
Avid Warriors’ fans may remember Burke from last season, when she filled in for Gold-Onwude on two occasions (and did a stellar job). And just to top it off, she attended Washington State University, just like Klay Thompson!
It’s going to take a while to get used to not seeing Ros on the sidelines. She was terrific at her job. But it’s wonderful to see her get an even better opportunity, and there’s no doubt that Burke will do a great job.