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Rockets to have new courtside TV reporter as Cayleigh Griffin departs

Cayleigh Griffin on her Houston career and Rockets’ future

With Cayleigh Griffin moving on after three seasons in Houston, the Rockets will soon have a new courtside reporter for their television game broadcasts on AT&T SportsNet Southwest.

Griffin had worked with the Rockets since the 2019-20 season, and she teamed up on the broadcasts last season with play-by-play broadcaster Craig Ackerman and analyst Ryan Hollins.

In an announcement to her social media pages, Griffin wrote:

As the season approaches, I wanted to let you all know that my time in Houston is coming to an end. We often don’t share everything on social media, but it’s time for me to take a step that allows me to grow, both personally and professionally.

So, Houston, thank you. We have been through a journey — from contending, to COVID, and this rebuilding stage… we’ve seen it all, and I’ve loved every minute. There are truly too many people to thank, but here are a few.

Thank you to the Houston Astros organization for welcoming me in as I filled in on the field and desk, and to the fans who watched me grow in a sport I was not at first comfortable in. To my AT&T SportsNet family, you helped guide me and allowed me to grow. I’m so grateful for the many opportunities I’ve had.

And to the Rockets, there aren’t enough words. Front office, coaching staff, training staff, business operations, PR, and of course, the players — you welcomed me, allowed me inside your world, and made me better. I am so immensely grateful for you. Finally, to the fans… thank you for welcoming this East Coast girl down here to Houston and into this family. I have so much love for you and this team, forever.

AT&T SportsNet Southwest’s game broadcasts for the 2022-23 NBA season will begin with the Rockets’ preseason opener on Sunday, Oct. 2, so the network would likely prefer to have Griffin’s replacement named by that date, if possible. Stay tuned!

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