2006: NY Knicks Jalen Rose Joins TNT NBA Playoff Coverage Team
June 24, 2008
For release: Wed., April 19 — TNT Adds New Faces to Deep Announcing Team…
Turner Network Television (TNT) announced today that New York Knicks
guard/forward Jalen Rose will join the TNT NBA announcing stable as a
reporter during its coverage of the 2006 NBA Playoffs on TNT. Rose will
offer a unique perspective by providing sideline reports, player
interviews and behind the scenes aspects of the NBA Playoffs.
Rose brings a wealth of experience to the announcing team having played
in five NBA Playoffs throughout his 12-year career, including four
consecutive playoff appearances with the Indiana Pacers alongside TNT
analyst Reggie Miller. Rose first gained notoriety in the basketball
community as a member of the "Fab Five," the group of players that led
Michigan to two consecutive NCAA Finals in 1992 and 1993. Rose, a
Communications major at Michigan, has made previous studio appearances
for TNT and served as a special NBA correspondent on Fox Sports’ Best
Damn Sports Show Period, hosting a segment entitled Jammin’ with Jalen.
"Jalen is highly respected on and off the court, and we’re confident he
will add insight and enthusiasm to our broadcast team," said Jeff
Behnke, Turner Sports Executive Producer. "As we look forward to
another year of the NBA Playoffs, our announcers will continue to offer
compelling commentary and deliver story lines that are essential to
providing quality coverage to our viewers."
"I’m excited and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of TNT’s
Emmy-award winning basketball programming, which I feel is the best in
sports," said Rose. "I look forward to providing the fans with a
player’s perspective and take them behind the scenes in the Playoffs
from the court to the popcorn vendor."
TNT’s announcer line-up for the Playoffs includes Marv Albert
(play-by-play) and Steve Kerr (analyst), Kevin Harlan (play-by-play)
and Doug Collins (analyst), Dick Stockton (play-by-play) and Reggie
Miller (analyst), and Matt Devlin and an analyst to be announced. On
TNT’s Emmy-award winning studio show Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith will
be flanked by Hall of Famers Charles Barkley and Magic Johnson to break
down the Playoff action during Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai.
Also new to TNT’s Playoff coverage is Stephanie Ready, a Charlotte
Bobcats sideline reporter and former assistant coach for the WNBA’s
Washington Mystics and the NBA Development League’s Greenville Groove,
as well as Eamon McAnaney, who recently has worked on NBA-TV. Rose,
Ready and McAnaney join Playoff reporter alums Dei Lynam, Comcast
SportsNet reporter for the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers, and Charles
Davis, TBS college football analyst, who return to TNT for their 10th
and 3rd year, respectively. Rounding out the reporting crew are TNT?s
Craig Sager, Cheryl Miller and David Aldridge.
TNT NBA Playoff coverage will begin on April 23 and will continue with
TNT’s 40 Games in 40 Nights, concluding with exclusive coverage of the
Western Conference Finals.
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04-24-06: TNT Courtside – Mike Bibby: TNT correspondent and New York
Knicks’ guard Jalen Rose talks with Mike Bibby about Ron Artest’s
suspension and the Kings’ chances against the Spurs.
04-24-06: Old teammates Jalen Rose & Reggie Miller Chat about the Ron Artest suspension.
04-26-06: TNT at the Half: Kings-Spurs matchup.
04-29-06: TNT Courtside with Mike Bibby