Retired NBA star Grant Hill considering turn as TV analyst
If Grant Hill joins a television network as a basketball analyst, where will he go?
Retired NBA player Grant Hill can do nearly anything he wants now that he's out of the game. He's made enough money to last the rest of his life. He has the ability to influence people in any sort of leadership role, political or otherwise, he so chooses. And he can talk, which is reportedly what he wants to do.
Hill, who starred at Duke and later with the Magic, says he's considering working as a basketball analyst for one of the major networks, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The most natural and likely fit is TNT, where he made his retirement announcement. But Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley, despite constant speculation they may depart, aren't expected to go anywhere. Shaquille O'Neal may clutter up the set and have too big a personality for the show (though he was much better last season in his second year in), but he's on contract and is too big a name not to use. And Chris Webber remains the show's secret weapon, infrequently used but frequently lauded when deployed.
ESPN has made several changes to its show over the past two years, but seems to have settled on the Magic Johnson-Jalen Rose-Michael Wilbon-Bill Simmons quartet. So wherever Hill goes, he's either replacing someone and making waves, or it might be in a lesser capacity, at least until he gets some experience. Both networks have the capacity to ease him in, whether on SportsCenter and NBATV.
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