- Television Analyst
Former HEAT point guard John Crotty enters his 15th full season as a member of the HEAT broadcast team and his second as the team’s television analyst. The NBA veteran will once again team with Eric Reid to analyze preseason, regular season and postseason action for all games carried on FOX Sports Sun.
Crotty officially joined the HEAT broadcast team during the 2004-05 season, making his debut on radio with the HEAT’s January 1st contest against the Charlotte Bobcats. From 2005-11, he also joined FOX Sports Sun as a studio analyst for HEAT postseason games. Beginning with the 2011-12 season through the 2017-18 season, Crotty took an expanded role with FOX Sports Sun and served as a studio analyst for both regular season and postseason action in addition to continuing as the team’s radio analyst for home games.
During his 11-year NBA career, Crotty played for seven different teams before retiring after the 2002-03 season. In addition to his stint with the HEAT, Crotty played for Utah, Cleveland, Portland, Seattle, Detroit and Denver. He appeared in 477 regular season games and averaged 4.0 points, 2.1 assists and 12.1 minutes while shooting 43.1 percent from the floor, 38.4 percent from three-point range and 83.7 percent from the foul line. During his lone season with the HEAT in 1996-97, he averaged 4.8 points, 2.1 assists and 13.7 minutes while shooting 51.3 percent from the floor, 40.8 percent from three-point range and 84.4 percent from the foul line in 48 games. He helped the HEAT earn its first trip to the Eastern Conference Finals appearing in 15 postseason contests. For his career he saw action in 36 postseason contests and averaged 2.0 points and 1.0 assists in 7.5 minutes.
In addition to his broadcast duties, he continues to be involved in the community as a member of the Orange Bowl Committee. Crotty graduated from the University of Virginia in 1991 with a degree in history, and he and his wife, Kara, are the parents to two daughters, Cassie and Connor. They currently reside in Coral Gables.