Play-by-play announcer and morning radio host Kate Scott
Before calling her first NBA game, Kate Scott from 95.7 The Game spent some time with Dave to offer her thoughts on the opportunity to wind down Women’s History Month. The co-host of the Morning Roast describes how the shot with the Warriors came about along with the challenges of doing a new morning show during a pandemic–establishing rapport with her co-workers through Zoom. Scott embraces the responsibility of being a role model for other women aspiring to break into the business and joy of being the owner/mother of Piper the rescue dog.
Kate Scott from 95.7 The Game makes her NBA play-by-play debut
"For a number of years, you're lucky if you're even breaking even let alone making any money. I still remember saying 'yes' to high school sideline up in Sacramento for $125. So after I would drive there and back with the gas and whatever cheap fast food I was buying that day., I'd get ready in a Target of Bed Bath and Beyond bathroom.....and just having one more thing to put on the resume reel. One more practice because it's all about the reps."
"Sometimes you have a mental block or not getting to where you want to be. I put it down for a little bit, Dave. I'll let is gestate in my subconscious and I just go to sleep. I usually wake up in the morning or the next morning and it comes to me. So I kind of allow the computer to work on it in the subconscious...and I come back to it and it's like 'Ohhhhhhhh, that's what I really want.' And it starts to write itself after that.
"It's remarkable because you just get told 'no' by so many teams and it was such a frustrating summer. And just a guy to give you a chance who doesn't even know you...because you're trying to break down that door. You get told 'no' and get discouraged. I was in the same boat as so many people just getting discouraged."
On the Marvin Bagley controversy in Sacramento: "I think this will blow over myself, personally. They've got to rise above it and realize it's got to be about winning; not about the scuttlebutt or family innuendo...it's unfortunate. I talk to a lot of people and they don't think that players have really changed that much but perhaps the people around them and I think this is a reflection of that. "
"Every day you've got to get yourself up. You've got to use that drive to...answer the bell. And that's one of the things that appealed to me about the 4 x 4 x 48 is that essentially what your doing is--you're not taking a punch. You're not in a ring. But there are similarities to a boxing match in that you need to answer the bell not once, not twice, but you need to do it twelve times."
"From the very beginning, the union, the league and the teams committed to 'Say Her Name" and Black Lives Matter and those movements as kind of the focus of the season and I think it was inspiring to watch these players work on the court and work off the court. And I know the teams around the league backed the players and really focused on those two campaigns, 'Say Her Name' and Black Lives Matter."