Turner Sports hires Stan Van Gundy as NBA analyst
Former coach joins Tuesday lineup; Expanded roles for Eagle, Anderson & Jackson
Turner Sports has reached a multi-year agreement with Stan Van Gundy, with the veteran NBA head coach serving as a game analyst for NBA on TNT Tuesday night coverage, along with being an NBA TV studio analyst throughout the season. Van Gundy will be one of several commentators in new or expanded roles, with play-by-play broadcasters Ian Eagle and Brian Anderson and analyst Jim Jackson also contributing to TNT’s Tuesday night NBA coverage.
“We’re looking forward to further evolving our Tuesday night NBA coverage this season, with Stan joining a talented commentator lineup that will be a key piece of that transformation,” said Craig Barry, Chief Content Officer, Turner Sports. “Stan’s passion for the game and insights will be a great complement alongside Ian, Brian and Jim as our primary Tuesday night voices on TNT.”
TNT will tip off its first of nine newly-formatted Tuesday night doubleheaders on January 28, featuring the defending Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors visiting the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by the LA Clippers meeting the Los Angeles Lakers at 10 p.m.
Van Gundy has 12 years of NBA head coaching experience including a trip to the 2009 NBA Finals with the Orlando Magic. He has a 523-384 (.577) career record during stints with the Miami Heat (2003–’06), Magic (’07–’12) and Detroit Pistons (’14–’18). He served as an analyst for ESPN’s NBA coverage last season.
Eagle will be calling regular season games for the first time for TNT. He has called NBA Playoff games for TNT and NBA TV since 2010 and has spent more than two decades as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn Nets.
Anderson has handled play-by-play for a wide range of Turner Sports telecasts since 2008, including the MLB on TBS, NBA Playoffs and regular season on TNT, NCAA March Madness and the PGA Championship.
Jackson is a former National College Player of the Year, two-time All-American and two-time Big Ten Player of the Year at Ohio State. He was selected No. 4 overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1992 NBA Draft, before playing 14 seasons in the NBA.