The move to CBS has gone well for Gottlieb. Besides his basketball work, he hosts a 2-5 p.m. radio show on the new CBS Sports Radio network and co-hosts a late-night TV show, “Lead Off,” at 11 p.m. weeknights on the CBS Sports Network.
The only drawback has been added travel. He has made numerous flights from the Los Angeles suburb of Orange, Calif., to New York to be on the CBS studio shows.
“I'd be lying to tell you it was easy. It's a lot more travel than I had at ESPN,” he said. “I've been gone just about every weekend since Dec. 1. ... The travel has been a little hard just because it's hard to see your kids if you're not there on the weekends.”
Another of the reasons, Gottlieb said, he jumped to CBS was to be able to see his kids after school. His radio show ends at 3 p.m. Pacific time. When he lived in Connecticut, he usually got home in time to tuck his three young children into bed for the night.
“The real thing is the growth,” he said. “I'm the youngest analyst they have and I'm the only guy who gets to do games and do studio. I get to work with the CBS studio guys and the Turner guys. Next week I'll get to work with Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith as well as Greg Anthony in New York.”
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