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Turner Sports Lands Big-Name NBA Analyst

Oct 2, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Turner Sports unveiled the new lineup of commentators for its “NBA on TNT” Tuesday night coverage, with veteran NBA head coach Stan Van Gundy joining the team.

With Van Gundy signed to a new multiyear agreement, he will work as a game analyst for “NBA on TNT” on Tuesday nights along with being an NBA TV studio analyst throughout the season.

Van Gundy will be one of several commentators in new or expanded roles, with play-by-play broadcasters Ian Eagle and Brian Anderson and analyst Jim Jackson also contributing to TNT’s Tuesday night NBA coverage.

“We’re looking forward to further evolving our Tuesday night NBA coverage this season, with Stan joining a talented commentator lineup that will be a key piece of that transformation,” said Craig Barry, chief content officer for Turner Sports. “Stan’s passion for the game and insights will be a great complement alongside Ian, Brian and Jim as our primary Tuesday night voices on TNT.”

TNT will tip off its first of nine newly formatted Tuesday night doubleheaders Jan. 28, with the Golden State Warriors visiting the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by the LA Clippers vs. the Los Angeles Lakers at 10 p.m.

Van Gundy has 12 years of NBA head coaching experience including a trip to the 2009 NBA Finals with the Orlando Magic. He has a 523-384 (.577) career record during stints with the Miami Heat (2003-2006), Magic (2007-2012) and Detroit Pistons (2014-2018). He served as an analyst for ESPN’s NBA coverage last season.

Eagle will be calling regular season games for the first time for TNT. He has called NBA playoff games for TNT and NBA TV since 2010 and has spent more than two decades as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn Nets.

Anderson has handled play-by-play for a wide range of Turner Sports telecasts since 2008, including the MLB on TBS, NBA playoffs and regular season on TNT, NCAA March Madness and the PGA Championship.

Jackson is a former National College Player of the Year, two-time All-America player and two-time Big Ten Player of the Year at Ohio State. He was selected No. 4 overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1992 NBA Draft and went on to play 14 seasons in the NBA.

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