Invoice Schonely handed away on the age of 93.
Longtime PDX sportswriter Kerry Eggers, who additionally co-wrote Schonely’s memoirs, is the supply of the report.
Schonely, the longtime voice of the Blazers who popularised the time period “Rip Metropolis,” is arguably probably the most well-known and adored announcer in Portland historical past.
On December 4, 2022, Schonely was interviewed by FOX 12 through the closing Blazers sport he ever attended.
Schonely served because the group’s official play-by-play announcer for the primary 28 years of its existence earlier than transitioning into an ambassadorial place.
After serving the corporate for 52 years, he made his formal retirement in June.