This is Jim Spanarkel's 13th year as analyst for CBS Sports' NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship coverage. He also calls regular-season men's games for the CBS Television Network. In addition, Spanarkel worked as a co-host on NBA TV and serves as an analyst for the NBA's New Jersey Nets television broadcasts.
Spanarkel currently serves as an analyst for "ESPN Plus" on Big East games and broadcasts college games for the Big East Network and high school games for the New Jersey Network. He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the 16th pick overall in the 1979 draft. After one year in Philadelphia, he moved to the Dallas Mavericks for four seasons and led Dallas in scoring during the 1980-81 season averaging 14.4 points per game.
A former All-America and Academic All-America at Duke University (1978, '79), Spanarkel graduated from Duke University with a degree in history. He was born June 28, 1957 in Jersey City, N.J. and lives in Rutherford, N.J., with his wife, Janet, and four children.