Longtime NBA guard Jamal Crawford has reached an agreement to join TNT as an NBA analyst, reports Andrew Marchand of The New York Post. According to Marchand, Crawford will replace Dwyane Wade on TNT’s Tuesday night studio show, working alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Candace Parker, and Adam Lefkoe.
Wade, who holds a minority stake in the Jazz, decided not to return to TNT for the 2022/23 season after spending three years in an analyst role with the network.
Selected out of Michigan with the eighth overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft, Crawford played in 1,327 regular season games and another 74 playoff contests across 20 seasons for the Bulls, Knicks, Warriors, Hawks, Trail Blazers, Clippers, Timberwolves, Suns, and Nets. The three-time Sixth Man of the Year hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2019/20 season, but didn’t announce his retirement as a player until this March.
As Marchand notes in his story, TNT NBA studio jobs are among the most sought-after roles among basketball analysts, so Crawford has a great opportunity to establish himself in the media world on this season’s Tuesday broadcasts as he transitions into the next stage of his career.