NBC 7’s Jim "Laz" Laslavic has officially retired after reporting on San Diego sports for more than 30 years.
In a heartfelt final NBC 7 SportsWrap, Laz reminisced on his transition from on the field to in front of the camera, memorable moments spent with his "teammates" and what he's looking forward to next.
NBC 7's Derek Togerson penned a heartfelt goodbye to his colleague ahead of Laz's final show Sunday night.
Laz was joined on air by former anchors Susan Taylor and Marty Levin for his final send-off.
Watch some of Laz's final show below:
San Diego Sports Legends Say Goodbye to Laz
Laz's 'Teammates' Say Farewell
SportsWrap Team Thanks Laz
Reminiscing on Laz 30 Years of Sports Stories
Laz has traveled to Super Bowls, the World Series and the Olympics in his role as Sports Director for KNSD.
Most recently, he has been the host of NBC 7’s SportsWrap Sundays following the late news.
Jim Laslavic Through the Years
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my 30 years at NBC 7. I got to work with an amazing group of professionals,” Laz said.
A graduate of Penn State University, Laslavic played for coach Joe Paterno and was inducted in the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
He moved to San Diego in 1978 and played as a linebacker for the San Diego Chargers.
Always a good sport, he has been willing to do almost anything for charity from hosting his annual golf tournament to completing a 620-mile charity bike race or twirling on the dance floor with his daughter in a ballroom dancing event.