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Published May 20, 2013
ESPN HIRES CARLESIMO FOR PLAYOFFS: In N.Y., Bob Raissman reported ESPN will soon bring former Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo in "as an NBA studio analyst for the rest of the playoffs." Carlesimo is "filling the spot Flip Saunders had before he recently left ESPN" to become T'Wolves President of Basketball Operations. He will "work on site at the NBA Finals" and there is a "chance his role will be expanded next season." Carlesimo said, "The conversations have been let’s do the playoffs. Then we’ll sit down and talk about the future.” He added, "I’ve got to look at both options. But the likelihood is that I’ll be broadcasting next year. I’m looking at broadcasting as what I’m going to do moving forward. ... I have enjoyed television and radio way more than I thought when I first started. But if I told you it is the same as coaching I would be lying” (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 5/19).