One notable NBA analyst will not be on playoff broadcasts this 12 months.
Chris Webber won’t have his contract renewed and is leaving Turner Sports activities forward of the NBA playoffs that start subsequent week, an individual with data of the state of affairs confirmed to USA TODAY Sports activities. The particular person was granted anonymity as a result of the transfer isn’t but official.
The New York Publish first reported the information Thursday evening.
The five-time All-NBA star who rose to fame throughout faculty as a part of the Michigan Wolverines’ “Fab 5” within the early Nineties, Webber has been a broadcast analyst with Turner Sports activities since 2008, when his enjoying profession ended.
Webber, 48, had been on the community’s high broadcast staff with legendary play-by-play man Marv Albert, whose contract can be up after this season. Albert will nonetheless name playoff video games this postseason.
For TNT’s remaining common season broadcast Thursday between the Miami Warmth and Philadelphia 76ers, Webber was not on the decision alongside Albert.
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