ESPN basketball commentator Doug Gottlieb, who also hosts a show for ESPN Radio, is considering a multi-platform offer from CBS Sports, BigLeadSports.com reported Wednesday. He is expected to decide by the end of the month if he will jump to the network.
Gottlieb, 36, a former Oklahoma State point guard and Sports Animal radio network host, has been at ESPN since 2003, and his contract expires in September. His radio show airs 3-6 p.m. weekdays on ESPN Radio, including ESPN 640 in Oklahoma City.
According to the website, Gottlieb's offer from CBS includes announcing college basketball games, including the NCAA Tournament, his own radio show and a TV show on CBS Sports Network. Gottlieb, who grew up in Orange County, Calif., would be based out of Southern California for the shows.
Gottlieb could not be reached for comment.
CBS Sports is launching a new sports radio network in January that it hopes eventually will rival ESPN Radio. Cumulus Media, which owns the Sports Animal, is a partner in the new radio network.
— ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 will combine to air seven USA Basketball men's and women's national team exhibition games — five men's and two women's — beginning with the men's team facing the Dominican Republic at 8 p.m. Thursday on ESPN. Mark Jones and Fran Fraschilla will call the action.
— Los Angeles Dodgers star Matt Kemp, a Midwest City native, is profiled on the next edition of HBO's “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” which debuts at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Jon Frankel talks with Kemp about how the Dodgers have put their faith in him as a leader, and the pressures that come with that vote of confidence.