Dan Patrick, who said he wanted to breathe “different air” is leaving ESPN after 18 years with the network.
His final radio broadcast will be Aug. 17.
“I think it has been there the last couple of years,” Patrick said about his decision to leave. “I was sort of fighting that urge. I didn’t want to take what I was doing for granted, and I actually thought I was. I wasn’t getting better doing SportsCenter and radio, and I wanted to be true to the product.”
Patrick, 51, became a household name and face as a SportsCenter anchor from 1989-2006. Since 1999 he also has done The Dan Patrick Show on radio for the network that has 700 radio affiliates and has been a host on the NBA show on ABC.