Warriors forward Draymond Green is signing an exclusive, multi-year contract with Turner Sports, per a press release. Green will still be an active player for Golden State. Green has served as a guest analyst and interviewer for Turner the past few years, but he’ll have an expanded, official role with the company now.
“I’ve had an amazing experience working with Turner Sports in recent years and I’m a big believer in the way they entertain and genuinely connect with fans on all levels,” said Green in a statement. “Today’s announcement helps to formalize our relationship and I couldn’t be prouder to officially be a part of the of the TNT family.”
Green will make appearances on “Inside the NBA” throughout the season as an analyst, both in-person and remotely, as his schedule allows. He’ll also contribute to other content initiatives with Turner Sports and Bleacher Report, both owned by Warner Media.
“Draymond is an incredibly versatile talent, both on the court and in front of the camera,” said Tara August, senior VP of talent services and special projects for Turner Sports. “He’s a team player in every sense, while offering a distinct perspective that is highlighted by his keen basketball IQ, charismatic delivery and forthright, thoughtful opinions that include and extend beyond sports. We’re thrilled to more formally welcome him to the Turner Sports family.”
Green will make his debut Thursday night following the Warriors’ game against the Timberwolves.
Richard Deitsch of The Athletic thinks the unique deal looks like a great move for Turner. He reports that August and other executives had been trying to hire Green for months, with negotiations picking up steam in December.