The NBA will still be getting its annual dose of Vinsanity next season – just in a different form.
Vince Carter will be joining ESPN full time to become an NBA analyst for the World Wide Leader, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.
Carter, 43, retired after 22 seasons in the league this year, most recently playing with the Atlanta Hawks.
The future Hall of Famer’s career in the league has spanned four decades, starting with the Toronto Raptors in 1998 and stints with the New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings before his final seasons in Atlanta.
Where Carter will fit into ESPN’s NBA coverage is still to be determined, but the affable basketball star – who minored in communications at North Carolina -- has some experience in media already, doing previous work for ESPN and Turner, as well as a podcast for The Ringer.
Carter has also done the Players Association’s “SportsCaster U” training and called the Jr. NBA Global Championship – a competition for 13- and 14-year-old players – for Fox Sports.
Carter, in an interview with the New York Post last year, says he envisions his style as someone who “explains the game where you are watching it and say: Ah, that makes sense.”