Billy Packer Out, Clark Kellogg In As CBS Final Four Analyst: Kellogg Interview Shortly After National Final Included

Posted in Billy Packer, Blogroll, CBS, Clark Kellogg, Final Four, Gus Johnson, Indiana Pacers, Julius Erving, Lew Alcindor, National Final, Ohio State University on July 15th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

One of the best the biz has to offer. Can’t wait to see him do the Final Four

After 27 years with the network, CBS and Billy Packer have decided to part ways. Packer and CBS mutually agreed to this last year. Packer did a total of 34 Final Fours. Can you imagine seeing that many great games?

In steps a very capable Clark Kellogg…

“With his unquestioned popularity and performance over the years, Clark Kellogg earned all rights to this top spot,” Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports, said in a statement Monday. “Like Billy Packer, Al McGuire or any of the most highly regarded broadcasters, Clark is an original voice with his own style and perspective.”

I’ve always admired Kellogg’s work. He sees the game from a player’s vantage point and has a very intellectual and professional approach to his analysis. Since this was announced yesterday (7/15), I have an interview I conducted with Clark shortly after the National Final over the phone after the jump.

Here’s a statement Clark just sent: “I’m extremely grateful for and excited about this wonderful professional opportunity. I’m very much looking forward to it. The NCAA Final Four is one of the premiere sporting events in the world and I feel privileged to be part of the CBS announcing team.”

Thanks Clark. Best of luck to you.

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Isiah Thomas Fired

Posted in Blogroll, Donnie Walsh, Indiana Pacers, Isiah Thomas, James L. Dolan, New York Knicks on April 18th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Isiah’s nightmare is over

Dig how Howard Beck and Mike Nizza reported this.

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The Isiah Thomas era officially ended Friday, and a major Knicks rebuilding project is now underway.

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