Candace Parker has joined Turner Sports to take on a diversified role as a commentator and analyst for both the NBA on TNT and NBA TV. Parker, still in the midst of her playing career coming off an All-Star campaign in 2018 where she led the Los Angeles Sparks to the postseason, will join the Players Only studio team for telecasts airing on both TNT and NBA TV. The innovative Players Only franchise offers viewers an entertaining narrative and unique insights into the game directly from the athlete’s perspective. NBA TV will air Players Only telecasts on Monday nights beginning Oct. 22 through late-January. TNT will then air the remaining Players Only telecasts Tuesday nights from the series’ Jan. 29 debut through mid-April.
Additionally, Parker will regularly appear Sunday nights on the network’s leading show, NBA TV’s GameTime, to provide in-depth analysis throughout the 2018-2019 season. As she takes on various special projects with the NBA on TNT and NBA TV, she will also supply commentary on Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship.
“I cannot wait to resume broadcasting with Turner Sports and to be a part of what I consider the best basketball coverage out there,” said Parker. “I love broadcasting because it allows me to share my passion for basketball with viewers, and I look forward to sharing my analysis and commentary in a variety of formats.”
As an industry leader in delivering premium sports content, Turner Sports is the perfect place for Parker to share her love for the game as well as her unique insights as a WNBA Champion and 2-time WNBA MVP.