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Greg Anthony joins YES as Nets analyst

Joins YES as network chronicles historic inaugural season in Brooklyn
11/02/2012 3:14 PM ET
By YESNetwork.com

NEW YORK – Greg Anthony, the former Knicks first-round draft pick who went on to enjoy an 11-year NBA career, has joined the YES Network as a Brooklyn Nets game analyst.   Anthony’s first Nets telecast will be Monday, November 5, when he joins YES play-by-play man Ian Eagle as the Nets host the Timberwolves at 7:30 pm ET.  (YES pre-game show at 7:00 pm ET). 

The former point guard will join Mike Fratello and Jim Spanarkel as YES’ Nets analysts this season as the franchise plays its inaugural season in a new arena in a new city, with a new identity and a vastly improved roster.  Eagle will handle play-by-play duties for YES, Ryan Ruocco will also call games, and Sarah Kustok is the network’s Nets sideline reporter (she is also the host of YES’ weekly Nets Magazine show) as the Nets become the first major professional sports franchise based in Brooklyn since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1957. 

YES will televise the Nets’ season-opening game tomorrow (Saturday) night against the Raptors from the Barclays Center at 7:30 pm ET (YES pre-game show at 7:00 pm ET).  Ryan Ruocco will handle play-by-play and Jim Spanarkel will provide color commentary.

The New York Knicks drafted Anthony with the 12th pick in the first round of the 1991 NBA Draft.  He played for the Knicks until 1995, when he was selected with the second pick of the NBA Expansion Draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies.  He played two seasons with the Grizzlies and later played for Seattle, Portland, Chicago and Milwaukee.  Anthony retired in 2002.

“As a former point guard, Greg possesses a tremendous court vision and has a sixth sense of what will happen on the court,” said John J. Filippelli, President of Production and Programming at the YES Network.  “Greg’s addition to the YES roster will make a very strong broadcast team that much better as we embark on our historic first year of Nets coverage in Brooklyn.”

A native of Las Vegas, Anthony was the point guard on the UNLV team which defeated Duke for the 1990 NCAA basketball championship.  He graduated from UNLV with a degree in political science.

Anthony currently is also an NBA analyst for TNT and NBA TV, and is a college basketball analyst for CBS Sports.   

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