is the former radio play-by-play voice for the Seattle SuperSonics
for KTTH-AM 770, the flagship station for the Sonics Radio Network. He was previously named as the radio voice of the Los Angeles Clippers
(710 ESPN, Los Angeles) on August 24, 2005, and he would work at least 70 games a year, while the regular television announcing team of Ralph Lawler
and Michael Smith
would work the remaining 12 games on radio only. Previously, he spent eight years doing radio
coverage for the Dallas Mavericks
, the first four exclusively on radio and the other four exclusively for television. While in Dallas, he often referred to players as "water bugs" on plays in which they were driving to the basket. He worked alongside Bob Ortegel
during his television career in Dallas.
From 1990 through 1996
, Pinto was also the radio voice
of the Charlotte Hornets
. Before that he was a sports anchor for KGMB-TV, the CBS affiliate station in Honolulu.
He was replaced by Minnesota Timberwolves
radio man Brian Sieman
He currently serves as the radio voice for the Oklahoma City Thunder
98.1, the flagship station for the Thunder Radio Network.