TNT signing Stan Van Gundy as NBA game analyst
Players aren’t the only ones making their free agency moves this off-season, but broadcasters and TV analysts as well. The latest move to happen within the analyst circles comes from Stan Van Gundy, who will reportedly join Turner Sports as an in-game analyst for its NBA broadcast, per Andrew Marchand of The New York Post.
Van Gundy previously worked for ESPN. The 59-year old mostly served as a studio analyst, appearing in shows such as The Jump. He was also a regular on Dan Le Batard’s radio show.
Stan’s brother, Jeff Van Gundy, is a prominent analyst for ESPN/ABC and is part of the network’s signature broadcast crew that has been covering the NBA Finals over the last decade. With Stan shifting over to the rival group, there should be some sibling rivalry brewing between the Van Gundy brothers.
Prior to being an analyst, Van Gundy served as head coach and president of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons, where he led them to just one playoff appearance in four seasons. Before serving his dual role in Detroit, Van Gundy spent five seasons with the Orlando Magic. He made the playoffs in each of his seasons with the Magic, including an NBA Finals appearance in 2009.
Much like most NBA teams, Turner Sports has made some significant changes this summer to its lineup. It has eliminated the Players Only broadcast that occurs every Monday night. Likewise, former two-time MVP Steve Nash will also cover the NBA in addition to his role as a soccer analyst. There is speculation that Van Gundy will eventually join TNT’s three-man crew that will cover the broadcast’s signature games.