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By MIKE RUBIN Dec 2014
The former star point guard for the Bulls and Pacers has found a new calling as the league’s most well-connected commentator.
Jalen Rose has come a long way since bursting onto the national scene as the Fab Five point guard who helped the Michigan Wolverines reach back-to-back NCAA Finals. After playing for six teams over 13 pro seasons, the 41-year-old Detroit native has emerged as a lead analyst for the NBA on ABC. And in his spare time, he’s founded a charter school, produced documentaries for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, and launched a podcast on Grantland. “I felt like I needed another outlet from my suit-and-tie-Disney-buttoned-up look,” Rose says. “I want my media to be raw and uncut, and I want to articulate it in a spectacular, vernacular Detroit style.”
On his podcast, Rose’s irreverent mix of game recap, talent assessment, and inside scoops on upcoming player deals has earned him a huge following. When LeBron James announced his decision to return to the Cavaliers, Rose was among the first to forecast the string of trades that sent the draft’s first pick, Andrew Wiggins, to the Minnesota …