Former NBA guard and consistent contender for Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford has found a new role in hoops.
It would serve as a studio analyst for TNT broadcasts, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.
Crawford has long been one of basketball’s voices of reason, even as a player, providing insight and perspective on general happenings around the league. He was also a supporter of the NBA returning to Seattle on social media.
By Marchand, Crawford will replace Dwyane Wade on TNT’s Tuesday Night Studio Crew, which also includes Shaquille O’Neal, Candice Parker and host Adam Lefkoe.
Crawford, 42, was originally selected by the Michigan Cavaliers with No. 8 overall in the 2000 NBA Draft. He was immediately traded to the Bulls (with cash, for Chris Mihm).
With the Bulls, Crawford spent time with the Knicks, Warriors, Hawks, Trail Blazers, Clippers, Timberwolves, Suns and Nets. His final NBA season was in 2019-20, and he posted career averages of 14.6 points and 41% shooting.
“NBA studio jobs on TNT are in high demand as Inside the NBA is considered by many to be the best pre-game and post-game show in sports media history. It features Charles Barkley, Kenny SmithO’Neal and the host Ernie Johnson. This group does the biggest events, as well as Thursdays during TNT’s regular season coverage.