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A look at the TV analysts for each NBA team

by Mel Bracht Published: August 10, 2014

NBA team TV analysts for 2013-14 season:

Western Conference

Dallas Mavericks: Derek Harper, Jeff Wade (home games). Harper, 52, played 16 seasons as a guard in the NBA, including 12 with the Mavs. The quirky Wade, nicknamed “Skin,” co-hosts a Dallas sports talk show.

Denver Nuggets: Scott Hastings. Hastings, 54, played 12 seasons in the NBA as a 6-10 power forward.

Golden State Warriors: Jim Barnett. After 29 seasons on the TV team, Barnett, 70, who played 11 years in the NBA, plans to reduce his schedule this season.

Houston Rockets: Clyde Drexler (home games), Matt Bullard. Drexler, 52, a 10-time All-Star, finished his career with the Rockets. The 6-10 Bullard, 47, played nine season with the Rockets.

Los Angeles Clippers: Mike Smith. Smith, 49, a 6-10 forward, played three seasons in the NBA, finishing with the Clippers in 1995. He played for the Oklahoma Cavalry in 1993.

Los Angeles Lakers: Stu Lantz. Lantz, 68, has broadcast Lakers games for 27 seasons after an eight-year NBA career as a shooting guard.

Memphis Grizzlies: Sean Tuohy, Brevin Knight. Tuohy, 54, a former Ole Miss guard, is best known for raising offensive lineman Michael Oher with his wife, Leigh Ann, a story featured in “The Blind Side” movie. Knight, 38, played point guard for 12 seasons in the NBA.

Minnesota Timberwolves: Jim Petersen. Petersen, 52, played eight seasons in the NBA as a power forward. He also is an assistant coach for the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx.

New Orleans Pelicans: David Wesley. A former guard, Wesley, 43, played 14 seasons in the NBA.

Oklahoma City Thunder: Grant Long. Long, 48, played 16 seasons as a forward in the NBA. He resigned as Thunder TV analyst last month.

Phoenix Suns: Eddie Johnson, Ann Meyers Drysdale. Johnson, 55, played 17 seasons in the NBA as a small forward. A former basketball star, Meyers Drysdale, 59, served as general manager of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury for five seasons.

Portland Trail Blazers: Mike Rice. Rice, 45, coached Duquesne for four seasons and Youngstown State for five seasons.

Sacramento Kings: Jerry Reynolds. In 29 seasons with the Kings, Reynolds, 70, has served a variety of roles, including head coach and director of player personnel.

San Antonio Spurs: Sean Elliott. As a small forward, Elliott, 46, played 12 seasons in the NBA, all but one with he Spurs.

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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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