Author David Garrett

  • David Garrett

    Talk Host

    The senior member of The Franchise talk host team is long-time radio broadcaster David Garrett.

    Garrett is a 38-year veteran of the radio industry, and is also Media Specialist at the University of Central Oklahoma. He has been UCO football’s radio play-by-play announcer since 2007, adding men’s and women’s basketball in recent years and baseball and softball this past season.

    A native of Henryetta, Garrett began his play-by-play career in high school and through the years called college games in various sports for Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts, New Orleans and Texas in addition to working with the Oklahoma City RedHawks and doing dozens of high school championships and all-star games.

    Garrett also served as the voice of the New Orleans Saints in 1992 and ‘93, and the Dallas Cowboys in 1995, ’96 and ‘97. He won the 1996 KATIE Award from the Dallas Press Club, given to the top play-by-play broadcaster in the Southwest, after calling the Dallas Cowboys' 27-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX.

    Garrett also has won the Outstanding Achievement Award for Play-by-play/Large Market from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters for his UCO football broadcasts in 2008, ’09, and ’10.

    David was a radio-TV major at Oklahoma State and is currently working on a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership at UCO.


Dion Waiters rested today, KD undergoes bone graft

Scott Brooks gives details on Thunder Report

Dion Waiters missed Thunder practice resting soreness. Head Coach Scott Brooks gives details during his session with the media today. Read more...

Thunder plays defense against Heat, wins 93-75

Kanter with 27, Westbrook gets 10th triple-double

Russell Westbrook had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 17 assists leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 93-75 victory over the Miami Heat. Read more...

KD out tomorrow, Kanter listed day-to-day

Scott Brooks and Steven Adams on today's repport

We caught up with Scott Brooks and Steven Adams after Thunder practice today. Kevin Durant is out tomorrow, Enes Kanter may play against Atlanta. Read more...

KD out vs Celtics, Serge knee not structural

Ibaka's kneecap is smoothed to correct inflammation

Kevin Durant was not within reporters' eyeshot after Thunder shootaround today at the Integris Development Center. He will not play tonight, and advanced info on Durant probably won't be known until coach Scott Brooks is quizzed at his 5:15 press conference. Read more...

Thunder split series with Bulls, keep pace in Western playoff picture

109-100 gives OKC its 16th win in last 18 home games

Russell Westbrook scored 36 and grabbed 11 rebounds. Enes Kanter had 10 rebounds in the 1st quarter and went on to finish with 18 points and 18 rebounds as the Thunder beat the Bulls 109-100. Read more...

KD, Griffin, Crawford all out for tonight's OKC-LAC duel

David Garrett reports after Thunder shootaround

While Kevin Durant continues to make progress, he is definitely out for tonight's game against the Clippers. LA has injury problems of their own, all part of this report. Read more...

Russ probably plays tomorrow

KD out, Adams day-to-day

Russell Westbrook will most likely play for OKC tomorrow. More in this practice report featuring Scott Brooks, Mitch McGary & DJ Augustin Read more...

Thunder win seventh straight

Westbrook another triple-double in 105-92 wire-to-wire win over Pacers

How high can this Thunder team make it in the Western Conference standings before the season's end? When it wins for the seventh straight time and ninth time in the last ten games, it's not wishful thinking to imagine maybe even a sixth or fifth place spot. Much of the climb has been achieved without star Kevin Durant playing full-strength, or even having center Steven Adams, as was the case in last night's 105-92 win over Indiana. Read more...

Westbrook, Kanter preview Pacers

Thunder Shootaround Practice Report

A quick report from Russell Westbrook and Enes Kanter, previewing tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers. This should be Kanter's toughest test since coming to OKC, facing Roy Hibbert of the Pacers. Read more...

Despite more bad news about Durant, Thunder throttle up in win

119-94 over Nuggets

Thunder GM Sam Presti announced during the day that Kevin Durant had undergone another procedure on his right foot, aimed at alleviating soreness caused by a screw-head rubbing on an adjoining bone behind the pinky toe on his right foot. Durant will be evaluated again in about a week. Read more...