No one man can replace Steve Kerr. Apparently.
Kerr was a fixture on one of the TNT Thursday night double header broadcasts, next to Marv Albert every week on a marquee game. Then he gave that all up to coach Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors.
So who takes his chair next to Marv? Three guys, Turner Broadcasting told Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.
So says Turner Sports, which will soon make the official announcement that Greg Anthony, Grant Hill and Chris Webber will form a three-person rotation as TNT’s top NBA analyst alongside game announcer Marv Albert….
“We have a really deep talent roster and we plan to dig into it and use everybody,” Turner Sports senior vice president Craig Barry told Sports Illustrated last week. “We are in a unique position to be able to work through a rotation with A-grade talent. We are looking at it from a perspective that each guy brings something to the table.”
My guess is eventually one of those guys will get the job permanently. Hill is a rookie so we’ll see how he does, Anthony is solid, but personally I’m a big Webber fan. I like him the studio, I like him on broadcasts, so this makes me happy.
It is unclear when Craig Sager will return to the sidelines from his battle with adult acute myeloid leukemia, We can’t see him back soon enough.
The second TNT game will continue to feature Kevin Harlan and Reggie Miller. Now, if we can get TNT to rotate guys through Miller’s chair then we will have something worth celebrating.