PHOENIX SPORTS CHANGES

The Phoenix market is losing a second longtime television sports anchor in 2020.

KPNX (NBC) Bruce Cooper already has announced that he will retire in August after the Summer Olympics, but it turns out he’ll be the second anchor out the door.

KSAZ (FOX) Sports guy  Jude LaCava told The Athletic that he’ll retire in April, capping a 27-year run at the station.

“You get to the point like an athlete where you’ve done the best you can and when you say that, to me, it’s like, ‘OK, time for somebody else to take over,’” said LaCava, adding he had contemplated retirement for the past year or so. “I asked myself, ‘Can I do any better than I’ve done?’ If the answer is no, you have to move on to the next challenge in your life. I believe that.

“Look, there’s something else out there. It’s time to recharge, try something new and look forward to something down the road.”

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