After 27 years, Jeff Portnoy will no longer serve as color analyst for ESPN Honolulu’s broadcasts of UH basketball games.
A spokesman for the all-sports station said the decision was based on maintaining the broadcast “continuity” for home and road productions. Portnoy worked on broadcasts from the Stan Sheriff Center. Bobby Curran, the play-by-play announcer, worked all home and road games.
Portnoy, a Cades Schutte partner, established himself as a prominent lawyer. But he also is known for his work in several fields, including his leadership with the Manoa Valley Theatre and UH’s Board of Regents. Each year, Portnoy contributes columns to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser from the NCAA’s Final Four.
In 2015, Midweek dubbed Portnoy as “The Most Interesting Man In Honolulu.”
There are no plans for another analyst to be added to the broadcasts.