He was the broadcaster for the Toronto Raptors for a decade. Chuck Swirsky started off on the Radio with Jack Armstrong on The Fan 590 and both would go on to the T.V side of things. Chuck and his catch phrases would become known by all Raptor fans across the country. I found out after this interview that the Raps will be honouring Chuck in some way on Wednesday as part of the Bulls Raps game. Chuck never made a mention of that at all in this interview. I am sure he was aware of it because he references the Raps honouring Vince Carter on the 22nd. Chuck is just not that type of guy. Despite having his own bobble-head and being known more than some of the players, he always was a humble nice man. As he so famously would say "It's always a pleasure talking Raptors basketball ". He truly mean that. Chuck may not want me to mention this but I am going to anyway. He did this interview on his first day off in like 6 weeks. That is the type of guy Chuck is. In the interview we talk about Rose and the Bulls. Demar DeRozan and Taj Gibson both out of USC and rookies for Raptors and Bulls. He reflects on his time with MLSE and shares his thoughts on his former employer. He also gives his 2 cents on the Raps and Bulls match-up on Wednesday. In addition who does Chuck want to see come to his Bulls in 2010. The answer might surprise you. Last night was not a good night for the Raptors but hopefully hearing from Chuck will bring a smile to some of your faces.
Thanks to Chuck for his time on his day off. If you are missing Chuck you can keep up with him on Twitter @Swirsk054. You can also catch him here when the Bulls and the Raptors hook up. If you are at the ACC on Wednesday give the guy a hand because he more than earned it in his 10 years here.