TNT Hires PJ Carlesimo As An Analyst

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TNT sent out a press release this afternoon saying that Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson, will be on the program tonight, but there is also a small item that was buried deep within said release. Former NBA Head Coach (and Sprewell choking victim), PJ Carlesimo will join the network as an in-game analyst. Carlesimo will be working with Kevin Harlan tonight, and will be on the network's playoff coverage as well....

Following the pre-game show, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will take on Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards at 8 p.m. ET. Marv Albert (play-by-play) will call the game with analysts Mike Fratello and Reggie Miller and David Aldridge reporting. The second game of the night will feature Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets hosting Deron Williams and the Utah Jazz at 10:30 p.m. ET. Calling the action will be former NBA head coach P.J. Carlesimo alongside play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan with Marty Snider reporting. Carlesimo will also serve as a game analyst for TNT during the network’s ’40 Games in 40 Nights’ NBA Playoffs coverage. The Emmy® award-winning studio show Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai with Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst) and Smith (analyst) will recap the games.
I can't remember the last time I saw Carlesimo on-air, but I don't remember him being that bad. He always seemed to have a surly disposition to me, but maybe a fun environment like TNT Basketball is what the former coach needs. We shall see.


I have heard him on the Westwood One coverage for college basketball.

49er16 said...
Mar 31, 2009, 2:39:00 PM  

He worked with Harlan on WW1 radio during the NCAA Tourney. He and Harlan work well together.

Anonymous said...
Apr 1, 2009, 6:52:00 AM  

Does anyone (besides me) think that PJ sounds like Joe Swanson from Family Guy? JH

Unknown said...
Apr 1, 2009, 9:05:00 AM  

I think Harlan works well with anyone. Truly he is an underrated sportscaster, just a little below Ian Eagle.

Brad James said...
Apr 1, 2009, 1:24:00 PM  

Does anyone else feel that PJ"s voice sounds like a fingernail scraping a chalkboard?

Unknown said...
Apr 19, 2009, 8:06:00 PM  

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