Clark Kellogg said his return to the CBS studio after five years as lead game analyst on the network’s college basketball telecasts is “a surprise I wasn’t expecting” but a move he will embrace.
CBS announced yesterday that Kellogg and Greg Anthony will switch roles for the 2013-14 season, with Anthony, a former UNLV and NBA point guard, moving in alongside Jim Nantz, a chair Kellogg had occupied since replacing Billy Packer in 2008. Anthony had been the lead studio analyst since then.
“We believe this shuffling of our lineup allows both Greg and Clark to play more to their individual strengths,” CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said.
Kellogg, a former Ohio State and NBA player who lives in Westerville, said he still will be courtside to call about a dozen regular-season games, just not alongside Nantz. He will be in the studio for CBS’ coverage of the NCAA Tournament in March.
Asked if he was disappointed by the network’s decision, Kellogg said, “It’s not my job to agree or disagree with it. It’s something the bosses thought would be good for the group.
“Organizational change is inevitable. My job is to embrace it and do my best in whatever job I’ve been given.
“I’ve always felt that nobody’s indispensible. I’m a team guy. The Bible says be joyful, prayerful and thankful at all times. That’s how I try to live.”