Shaq Confirms That He Will Not Be on Turner’s NCAA Tournament Coverage


Newly minted Turner Sports NBA analyst Shaquille O’Neal will not cover the NCAA Tournament for the network.

O’Neal told reporters Thursday that he will not be a part of NCAA Tournament coverage on Turner Sports and CBS Sports this season, adding that he is “not really a fan of college basketball” (USA Today, 12/15).

The news is not surprising. As Sports Media Watch reported in July, there is no NCAA Tournament component to O’Neal’s deal with Turner Sports — though that could change in the future.

(Wednesday’s news from USA Today)