Pacers name Clark Kellogg VP of Player Relations
Pacers News Release
July 14, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS – Clark Kellogg, a former player for the Indiana Pacers and highly-respected broadcaster for Pacers' and CBS' college basketball telecasts, was named today as the team's Vice President of Player Relations. Kellogg will continue his responsibilities with Pacers' television and as the lead college basketball analyst for CBS.
"Everything Clark has done in his life, as a player, as an analyst and as a person, he has approached with hard work, class, dignity and has always given 100 percent," said Pacers President of Basketball Larry Bird. "We think he is a tremendous asset for our franchise. He has great respect and knowledge of the game, both on and off the court. He is someone our players, our franchise and our community can look to as a role model, and we couldn't be happier to have him assume this important role with our players."
"I am very excited and pleased about having an expanded role with the Indiana Pacers in the area of Player Relations," said Kellogg, who is active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action and United Way. "Considering my history with the franchise, and my basketball and life experiences, the timing seems right for me to accept and pursue this new challenge. The opportunity to serve the franchise, players, and community is a privilege, opportunity, and responsibility I'm very much looking forward to.
The 48-year-old Kellogg was the Pacers No. 1 draft pick (eighth overall) in 1982 and played five seasons, the last two abbreviated due to a knee injury that caused him to retire. He averaged 18.9 points and 9.5 rebounds including 20.1 and 10.6 his rookie year, one of just four players in the NBA that season to average above 20 and 10 in those two categories.
After retiring, Kellogg got into broadcasting with Pacers radio and Cleveland State University TV in 1987-88. He eventually moved to television with the Pacers as an analyst and has filled that role for the last 21 seasons. He worked on ESPN's college basketball coverage from 1990-'97 and worked for the Big East Network and Prime Sports before joining CBS in 1993. With CBS, Kellogg has been a studio co-host for NCAA tournament coverage and in 2009 became the lead college basketball analyst, only the second person to do so at CBS since 1982.