Turner Has No Definitive Plans To Use Barkley, Smith, Albert, on NCAA Tournament


Turner Sports does not have any definitive plans to use high-profile NBA announcers Marv Albert, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley on NCAA Tournament coverage, according to a Turner Sports spokesman.

The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that Turner would use Albert, Smith and Barkley on its NCAA Tournament coverage in March. According to the report, CBS and Turner executives confirmed that the announcers would be part of the coverage.

However, Sports Media Watch learned on Wednesday that nothing is definitely in place for the network’s coverage of the NCAA Tournament.

Turner acquired NCAA Tournament rights in April, with three of its networks (TNT, TBS and TruTV) set to split games with incumbent CBS.

(Turner Sports; Associated Press via New York Times)