From: Triangle Business Journal
By: Eric Spanberg
Apr 14, 2015
Kenny Smith is best known among basketball fans for his role as an analyst on Turner Sports’ Inside the NBA. Smith banters, bickers and talks basketball with host Ernie Johnson and fellow analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal.
Before he became a familiar TV presence — adding a family reality series to his résumé this spring— Smith played basketball. When Smith... Read more here.»
By: Neil Best
April 2nd, 2015
Steve Gelbs is 28, around the age at which Kevin Burkhardt was selling cars in Eatontown, New Jersey, and wondering whether he ever would have a real career in sportscasting.
So Gelbs’ career path already is following a faster, straighter path than that of his predecessor as SNY’s Mets reporter.
But he knows full well fans inevitably will compare him to Burkhardt, who by the time he... Read more here.»
From: Sport Business Daily
ESPN’s Doris Burke is profiled by the Albany TIMES UNION’s Pete Dougherty in advance of her working the NCAA Women’s Tournament in Albany this weekend, and she called herself a “happy accident in the world of sports broadcasting.” She said, “When I left coaching in 1990 because I wanted to get married and have children and be a mom, never did I dream my career would take the path... Read more here.»
By: Neil Best
Ian Eagle understood the task ahead as he studied the NCAA Tournament bracket upon receiving his assignments Sunday night from CBS/Turner.Two cities: Dayton and Columbus. Eleven teams: from North Florida to Buffalo to Valparaiso to Albany.
And a grand total of one he had seen in person this season: Maryland.
“That’s it,” he said Tuesday during a break from cramming in his Ohio hotel room.... Read more here.»