Big Names: Isiah Thomas Joins NBA TV (Also: Billy Crystal, Dottie Pepper)

Posted by | December 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Former NBC NBA analyst Isiah Thomas has joined NBA TV. In other news, actor Billy Crystal will make multiple appearances on ESPN over the next few days, while golf analyst Dottie Pepper has left NBC.

  • Thomas Joins NBA TV: Former New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas has joined NBA TV as a studio analyst, Turner Sports announced Wednesday. Thomas, who last served as an NBA analyst for NBC from 1997-2000, will make his debut on Friday. Thomas previously auditioned for an NBA studio role on ESPN. (Turner Sports)
  • Billy Crystal to Make ESPN Appearances: Actor Billy Crystal will be a familiar face on ESPN over the next few days. Crystal will co-anchor Wednesday’s 6 PM ET edition of “SportsCenter” alongside Steve Levy, and then join Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy for a portion of Tuesday’s Nuggets/Clippers game. (ESPN.com, ESPN Media Zone)
  • Golf Analyst Pepper Leaves Broadcasting: NBC golf analyst Dottie Pepper has left broadcasting to join the PGA of America board of directors. Pepper had been with NBC since 2005. (AP via Sports Business Daily)