Jeff Sullivan, ESPN’s Jeff Sullivan: I’ll never have the opportunity to be the next ‘Big 12 Commissioner’
ESPN’s senior basketball analyst Jeff Sullivan told TechCrunch that he’s retiring from the sport.
He joined ESPN as a reporter in 1999 and has covered college basketball for over a decade.
He said he’s been doing this work for a while, but the sport’s changing to become more and more about the individual.
He’s not sure how long he’ll continue to do this work, but he hopes that he will.
“There’s no question I will retire from this sport,” Sullivan said.
“I have no idea how long I’ll be doing this, but I do know that this is the right thing for me to do and I have no doubt in my mind that I will be the commissioner of the National Basketball Association.
The reason I’ve done this for so long is because I’m a good basketball fan and I think this is a good sport and I can get behind it.”
He said that he and his wife have been trying to find the right place to start a family.
Sullivan said he has a couple kids and that he thinks he’d have a good time coaching them.
“The one thing I’ve been told about my career is that I have a lot of fun,” he said.
Sullivan is known for his aggressive and entertaining personality, and he’s one of the most popular commentators in college basketball.
He played in more than 1,000 games for the 76ers, Cavaliers, Warriors, Celtics, Bulls, Pistons, Rockets, Pacers, Celtics and Heat during his career.
The most recent season for which data is available, he played in 784 games.