As he put it, he wanted to have a little bit more of an attachment. That's why he was so happy to officially be named the Bulls' new television play-by-play announcer Monday. Amin will replace the retiring Neil Funk when the 2020-'21 season begins.
"I'm looking forward to the concept of allowing myself to be more invested in a team," Amin said on the Mully & Haugh Show on Tuesday morning. "When I first started doing this, I never really thought about working for a team. I never really thought that was something I would enjoy as much. I liked doing the national stuff. I liked doing the big-game atmosphere. You know, you eventually get -- not jaded or tired of it, you just kind of wonder what else is out there. It'd be nice to have a little bit more emotional investment in it."
Amin believes he has found the right job for himself at the right time.
"When I look at the position, it's the Chicago Bulls play-by-play job," Amin said. "I would've been a moron to turn it down. The job is the job, and it's a very special job that doesn't come along. I've had opportunities to go with teams -- Los Angeles, Oklahoma City in various points. I didn't really want to invest in positions like that. Because it's not here. This is my hometown. It's the team I grew up with. I would've taken this job if they were 0-82. It's too good of an opportunity.
"But with that being said, thinking about what has happened in the last couple months and the changes that have been made and the infusion of young, bright talent not only on the floor -- which we've seen really good glimpses of, you'd like to see it a little bit more consistently, and I think we will -- but to see bright, young talent placed into the front office. Arturas (Karnisovas) and Marc (Eversley) have done really good things in their positions in Denver and Philadelphia, respectively.
"It's exciting to think about what the possibilities are."
Amin will have plenty to juggle, as he'll also serve as a play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports on the network's coverage of the NFL and MLB. The Bulls will announce a substitute play-by-play announcer at a later date for games that Amin will miss because of his Fox Sports obligations.