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Detroit Free Press: Former Fab Fiver Jalen Rose to star in a comedy pilot for ABC

February 6, 2017 | General Latest News Press

February 6, 2017  — Jalen Rose has scored a fab opportunity in network comedy.

The former Fab Five member of University of Michigan basketball fame will play the lead role in a comedy pilot for ABC called “Jalen Vs. Everybody.”

And,  yes, the title certainly sounds like a nod to Rose’s hometown, which appears in the slogan of the “Detroit Vs Everybody” clothing brand.

Variety reports that Rose, a former NBA player and current ESPN star, will portray a single dad balancing career and parenting demands.

The pilot was written by Nahnatchka Kham of the ABC sitcom “Fresh off the Boat,” which previously featured a guest appearance by Rose.

Rose  hosts the ESPN pre-game show “NBA Countdown.” He joined the cable sports network in 2007 and also is an NBA analyst for ESPN programs like “SportsCenter” and co-hosts ESPN Radio’s “Jalen & Jacoby” show.

He’s the author of the 2015 book “Gotta Give The People What They Want: True Stories and Flagrant Opinions From Center Court.”

Rose will be an executive producer of “Jalen vs. Everybody,” which will vie for a spot on the networks 2017-2018 lineup.


Ebony Magazine: [Goal Oriented] Ex-NBA Star Jalen Rose Uses School to Put Students In the Zone

January 17, 2017 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy Press

January 2, 2017 – The motto of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy is “Enter a learner: Exit a leader.” But this philosophy is something that the Detroit public charter school’s namesake founder feels is necessary for students to come out ready for the world they’ll face.
Since it’s opening in 2011, the JRLA has produced two graduating classes with 100 percent of the 2015 and 2016 graduates accepted into college, military or technical school. The school currently has enrolled more than 400 students from ninth to twelfth grade.
Rose attributes the success of the school to its leadership and college driven initiatives as well as its mission of empowering the students.
“We empower the scholars through character, skills and knowledge so that they can have what it takes to be successful in this competitive world,” he said.
Rose, 43, spent his 13-year career in the NBA as a small forward, shooting guard and point guard, with stints in Denver, Indianapolis, Chicago, Toronto, New York and Phoenix. He’s equally remembered for his years as part of the “Fab Five” at the University of Michigan, playing back-to-back NCAA Championships in 1992 and 1993.
Eventually he moved on to entrepreneurship, authoring

Detroit Free Press: Rose, King, Jackson appear at Fab Five forum at U-M

November 18, 2016 | General Latest News Press

October 8, 2016 – ANN ARBOR – Jalen Rose said he hasn’t had an in-depth conversation with fellow Fab Five member Chris Webber since 2011.The former Michigan basketball player from Detroit Southwestern was on campus Saturday for the Fab 5 @ 25 symposium.The forum was for the Fab Five’s members to discuss their legacy and the other social impacts of their incredible run from 1991-1994 with students and alumni.What it turned out to be was the next step of the Fab Five mending their relationship with the university since the Ed Martin scandal, which rocked the men’s basketball program with sanctions and an NCAA-mandated 10-year disassociation with Webber.► Shawn Windsor: New assistants bring change for Beilein, Michigan basketball“At some point, we all have to get past it (the scandal),” said Rose, who made what he estimated was only his third or fourth appearance on campus since he left for the NBA in 1994. “Hopefully, this is another step in that direction.”Rose said he and Webber, who did not respond to the university’s invitation to …