Thurl Talk

David Locke on predicting the NBA’s return, the Utah Jazz, and finding his voice as a broadcaster

Thurl Bailey is joined by David Locke (Radio play-by-play voice of the Utah Jazz, creator of the Locked on Podcast Network) to talk about how COVID-19 has changed his daily life, predicting the NBA’s return, and the importance of laying the groundwork for next year’s season.

We also dive into how the major sports are all handling the pandemic differently, why David believes that the live in-person experience will be reserved for specific people, and how revenue will bounce back quicker than we realize.

David also explains why the Utah Jazz are ahead of the curve in relation to other teams coming back, how the team is going to have to adapt without Bojan Bogdanović, and a potential shift in the team’s dynamic.

Later, David explains the challenges he faced after following “Hot Rod” Hundley, finding his own voice, and how he had to shut off social media to focus due to the criticism he received. 

Lastly, we talk about the importance of working on your craft and what it means to be a professional broadcaster in the NBA.

You can learn more about David by visiting

Published: Tuesday July 28, 2020
Runtime: 00:37:38