Found June 10, 2012 on Sports Media Watch:
PLAYERS: Mike Pereira
Following in the lead of Mike Pereira, former NBA referee Steve Javie has joined ESPN. Sports Illustrated reported Sunday that Javie will serve as a rules analyst for ESPN during pre-and-postgame coverage of the NBA Finals. Javie retired from the NBA after the 2010-11 season. Javie is not the first NBA referee to join the broadcasting ranks. In the 1970s, Mendy Rudolph served as an NBA analyst for CBS. Currently, Ronnie Nunn hosts a show about officiating on NBA TV. [...]

Former NBA referee Steve Javie joining ESPN as analyst for NBA Finals

In Richard Deitch's latest SI media column, news has been broken that ESPN has finally made an innovative, interesting, and risky hire for their coverage of the NBA Finals.  No, it's not a professional carnival barker or even a former or current player/coach.  Instead, ESPN has hired Steve Javie, one of the most high-profile, controversial officials in recent memory as...
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