Harlan enters his eighth season as play-by-play announcer for regular season NBA games, and ninth season calling playoff games for Turner Sports. He will team with analyst Doug Collins and sideline reporter Cheryl Miller during TNT's exclusive Thursday night NBA coverage.
He served as play-by-play for gymnastics action for the 2001 Goodwill Games; TNT's coverage of the 1999 Tournament of the Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament from San Juan, Puerto Rico; TBS' 1998 Goodwill Games basketball coverage; the 50th and 51st annual Delchamps Senior Bowl from Ladd Memorial Stadium in Mobile, AL; and TBS' 1998 and 1999 Micron PC Bowls.
Through the 1997-98 NBA regular season, Harlan worked as the voice of the Minnesota Timberwolves on KFAN-AM Radio and on KARE-TV, the Timberwolves' television network. In addition, he calls NFL football games for CBS, and has called games for Fox, NBC and ESPN in the past.
He was the voice of the Kansas City Chiefs for nine seasons, and also called college football for ESPN. Prior to that, he called football and basketball at the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri. He began in the business at the age of 22 as the radio and television voice of the Kansas City Kings.
Harlan has also covered the NBA Conference Finals for the NBA radio network.
Serves in play-by-play role for various Minnesota Timberwolves throughout
the 2001-2002 season.
He is the son of Green Bay Packers President Bob Harlan.
Harlan was born in Milwaukee and is a 1982 graduate of the University of Kansas.