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Published October 31, 2012
PEOPLE & PERSONALITIES: Longtime Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan has joined NBA TV as a contributor and made his debut last night during the net's season preview show. Ryan will be featured in several authored essays that will air on NBA TV throughout the season (THE DAILY)....Basketball HOFer Nancy Lieberman on Friday will make her debut as the new analyst on FS Oklahoma's "Thunder Live" pregame and postgame shows. FS Oklahoma will televise 70 Thunder games in '12-13 (Fox Sports)....ESPN today announced it has added former NBAer Antonio Davis and former NBA coach Flip Saunders as NBA studio analysts. Other changes this season include bringing in former NBA ref Steve Javie as a regular contributor for rules analysis and signing former Trail Blazers GM Tom Penn to a long-term contract to offer up a management perspective (ESPN).