Clark Kellogg | Transitioning After Injury

Dec 28, 2022

On this episode of the HIT Show, Kevin Carr met with Clark Kellogg. Kellogg is a former NBA player and has been in the broadcasting industry since 1987. After his career ended prematurely due to injury, Kellogg found interest in broadcasting and began commentating for his former team, the Indiana Pacers.

As a child, Kellogg always had the competitive spirit and the desire to achieve greatness as a basketball player. He would go on to play basketball at Ohio State University and was drafted as the 8th overall pick to the Indiana Pacers in the 1982 draft.

His playing career was cut short after multiple knee injuries in consecutive seasons, and Kellogg knew he had to find a new career. His positive interactions with the media and fans as a player led him to numerous opportunities in the broadcasting industry, and he quickly fell in love with commentating.

After working with the Pacers and commentating games on the radio, he joined ESPN as a basketball analyst. In 1993, just a few years after working with ESPN, he joined CBS Sports as a game analyst and has made his career as one of the most well-known commentators/analysts in the industry.

Kellogg spoke about his career path from his childhood to his current role with CBS Sports and all of the challenges and successes that experienced on his journey. He emphasized the importance of supporting others and having an understanding of how to help others be their best.

He concluded the podcast talking about the current landscape of college basketball, including NIL struggles and lack of educational focus for student-athletes. However, he believes that there is a path for collegiate athletes to excel in the new world of collegiate sports, and that with certain guard rails, the NCAA will see positive changes in the future.

More about Clark Kellogg can be found here.

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