Current “Dancing with the Stars” Contestant Brings 13 Years of NBA Experience to Network
NBA TV today announced that three-time NBA champion Rick Fox, currently a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” will join the roster of NBA TV talent for the upcoming season, making select appearances throughout the year as a guest studio analyst.
In his new role, Fox will provide the league’s 24-hour network with team analysis, player insights, and game-situation breakdowns, based on his 13 seasons in the NBA. He will join Brent Barry for the Orlando Magic, Portland Trailblazers and Utah Jazz team preview shows airing on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 8:30 p.m. (ET) (Magic) and Monday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. (ET) (TrailBlazers) and 8:00 p.m. (ET) (Jazz).
A first-round draft pick in 1991 out of the University of North Carolina, Fox played for the Boston Celtics for six seasons (1991-97) before joining the Los Angeles Lakers (1997-04), where he helped lead the team to three straight NBA titles (2000-02). Fox also played internationally for Canada in the 1994 FIBA Basketball World Championship.
Fox is also a successful actor and producer and is currently developing his own film and television projects for his production company, 1744 Entertainment.
Also appearing on NBA TV throughout the pre and regular season are hosts Ernie Johnson, Matt Winer, Ahmad Rashad, Rick Kamla, Marc Fein and Kyle Montgomery, analysts Brent Barry, Steve Smith and Dennis Scott and NBA Insider David Aldridge. In addition, TNT’s Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Steve Kerr, Reggie Miller, Mike Fratello, Craig Sager and Cheryl Miller will all make select appearances on NBA TV.
NBA TV is currently in more than 53 million U.S. homes and will feature up to 275 live games this year, more than any other professional sports league television network.
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