CBS Sports TV Team

Studio Analyst


  • Steve Smith will serve as a studio analyst for Turner and CBS' NCAA Division I Men's Championship coverage.
  • Smith is in his third year as a studio analyst for NBA TV. He appears on NBA GameTime, a live studio show featuring highlights, analysis, commentary and live look-ins at games being played across the league.

  • Smith works as a game and studio analyst for the Big Ten Network's men's basketball coverage.
  • Smith served as the Atlanta Hawks TV color analyst on FSN South/SportSouth for three seasons, following his retirement after 14 years in the NBA.
  • Smith was drafted as the fifth overall pick by the Miami Heat in the 1991 NBA Draft, playing for the team from 1991-94 and again in 2005. In addition, he also played for the Atlanta Hawks (1994-99), Portland Trail Blazers (1999-2001), San Antonio Spurs (2001-03), New Orleans Hornets (2003-04) and Charlotte Bobcats (2004). The shooting guard scored 13,430 points over 942 career games.
  • An NBA champion with the Spurs in 2003, Smith was a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team that won a gold medal in Sydney, Australia and an NBA All-Star in 1998. He was also a member of "Dream Team II" that won the 1994 World Championship in Toronto.
  • Smith earned the NBA's prestigious J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 1998 and the Joe Dumars NBA Sportsmanship Award in 2002. In 2006, he was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. Smith earned the 2009 Dick Enberg Award, which recognizes him for his commitment to promoting the values of education and academics to student-athletes.
  • Smith spent four years at Michigan State, where current MSU head coach Tom Izzo was an assistant coach. He earned First Team All-America honors as a junior and senior, and ranks as the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,263 points. He led the team to a Big Ten Championship and Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1990. Smith was inducted into Michigan State's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001.

  • In 1997, Smith donated $2.5 million to his alma mater, Michigan State, to build the Clara Bell Smith Student-Activity Center in memory of his mother. Smith's donation stands as the largest single donation by a professional athlete to his form school in history.
  • He also founded the Steve Smith Scholarship Fund, which sends one student each year from his high school alma mater, Pershing High School in Detroit to Michigan State on a four-year scholarship.