This from Dial Global and NBC Sports Group, former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy will join NBC Sports Radio as an analyst on the NBA. He’ll call into various NBC Sports Radio shows and also co-host a one hour show on Fridays during the NBA season. The show Van Gundy will co-host and the other personality to be involved has yet to be announced and will be determined at a later date.
In addition, Van Gundy will call local NBC Sports Radio affiliates throughout the season.
NBC also says he’ll make various appearances on TV and he’ll be the analyst for Georgetown-Florida this Friday on NBC Sports Network.
Here’s the joint press release from Dial Global Radio and NBC.
Esteemed basketball veteran joins NBC Sports Radio as NBA Analyst in exclusive national radio role
NEW YORK, NY, November 5, 2012 – Dial Global (NASDAQ: DIAL) and the NBC Sports Group are proud to announce that basketball veteran Stan Van Gundy will join NBC Sports Radio as a Senior Analyst for the NBA.
NBC Sports Radio has exclusive national radio rights to Van Gundy, who will call into network shows each week during the NBA season. The former head coach of The Orlando Magic will talk exclusively to NBC Sports Radio affiliates and co-host for an hour every Friday during the NBA season, on a show soon to be announced.
Van Gundy joins a roster of veteran personalities live on NBC Sports Radio, which debuted in September.
“I’m thrilled to be joining NBC Sports Radio,” said Van Gundy. “I’m ready to get going and bring my opinions and insight to the national radio audience.”
“Having Stan join NBC Sports Radio is another special day for the network, and it shows the type of exceptional and unique talent and voices that we’re building for our affiliates and advertisers,” said Chris Corcoran, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Dial Global.
“We are thrilled to add one of the most respected and outspoken coaches in the NBA to the NBC Sports Radio roster,” said Rob Simmelkjaer, Senior Vice President of NBC Sports Ventures. “Our listeners will get to enjoy Stan’s unique insight into events and storylines around the league on a weekly basis.”
Van Gundy has also signed on with the NBC Sports Network to make his debut as a national television analyst during the inaugural Navy-Marine Corps Classic, featuring college basketball powers Georgetown vs. No. 10 Florida, on Friday, November 9, at 9 p.m. ET. The game will be played on the deck of the USS Bataan, at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla.
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