April 25, 2012
RENO, Nev. - Former college basketball star and current ESPN analyst Doug Gottlieb will serve as the keynote speaker at the 44th annual Governor's Dinner on Friday, July 13 at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City.
Proceeds from the Governor's Dinner benefit student-athlete scholarships at the University of Nevada.
The event will start with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., and the family-style, sit-down dinner provided by the Eldorado Hotel Casino begins at 7 p.m. followed by the program. Tickets cost $300 per person, while tables start at $2,200.
Gottlieb is a college basketball analyst on ESPN television networks and is the host of ESPN Radio's The Doug Gottlieb Show, which debuted as The Pulse in December 2006. The Doug Gottlieb Show is heard nationally 1-4 p.m. Pacific Time Mondays-Fridays. He also writes a column for ESPN.com.
Gottlieb joined ESPN in September 2003 as co-host of ESPN Radio's GameNight (weeknights, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. PT). He also has hosted Backstage at the ESPY Awards on ESPN Radio and was an analyst for the Great Outdoor Games.
Before joining ESPN, Gottlieb co-hosted a midday sports talk show at ESPN Radio affiliate WWLS-AM in Oklahoma City.
Before embarking on a career in sportscasting, Gottlieb played point guard for Eddie Sutton and the Oklahoma State Cowboys, leading the nation in assists in 1999 and finishing second in 2000. He graduated in 2000 with a degree in marketing, holding every assist record at OSU and in the Big 12 Conference.
After graduating, Gottlieb played professionally in France, Russia and Israel, and in the USBL, CBA and ABA. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers' summer team in 2001. Gottlieb, a native of Orange County, Calif., has won an NEBL championship as well as a Russian Basketball Federation Championship.
To reserve your tickets for the 44th annual Governor's Dinner or for more information, call Heather Pennington at (775) 682-6965.