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Jalen Rose        

ESPN Analyst & Former NBA Player

Current ESPN/ABC studio analyst and former 13-year NBA veteran Jalen Rose is one of a select group of professional athletes to maintain a high profile post-retirement. Long known for his post-game quotes and great relationship with the media, Rose continues to show his versatility in the broadcast booth, in the entertainment world, and as a philanthropist.

Rose's most memorable NBA moments during his 13-year career include winning the NBA's “Most Improved Player” and "Player of the Week" awards in 2000 and "Eastern Conference Player of the Week" accolades in 2005. As a member of the Indiana Pacers, his team appeared in three straight eastern conference finals including a trip to the NBA Finals in 2000.

While a few basketball stars make the transition to the small screen after they hang up their basketball kicks, Rose made the bold leap in the midst of his NBA career in 2001, becoming a multifaceted reporter and on-air personality for Fox Sports Net's famed Best Damn Sports Show Period. Working with the Best Damn Sports Show Period for six years, the budding broadcast star developed his own lifestyle-oriented "Jammin' With Jalen" segment.

A philanthropist who truly gives from the heart, Rose established The Jalen Rose Foundation/Charitable Fund to create life-changing opportunities for underserved youth through the development of unique programs and the distribution of grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. A true play-maker on the court while charming and fashionable off the court, Jalen Rose is an all-around superstar both in front of and behind the camera.

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From U of M to ESPN: Jalen Rose's Story


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From Yahoo Sports: We're probably the daft ones for even bothering to address something as lame as this, but in the midst of their Charlotte Bobcats team ...

Jalen Rose takes shot at Michigan State, suggests stipend for ...

In the latest installment of shots between in-state rivals Michigan and Michigan State, Rose was asked who the Wolverines' biggest rival was: Michigan State or ...

Jalen Rose was the first bust of the 2015 NBA Draft | For The Win

Jalen Rose stole the show Thursday night at the NBA draft and by stole, I of course meant “tarnished the entire ESPN broadcast.” From his endless chatter, to his ...

Jalen Rose, Tamika Catchings to receive Sports Legacy Award

Former Pacer Jalen Rose, now with ESPN/ABC, and Fever star Tamika Catchings are down in Memphis and will receive the National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award, along with Spencer Haygood. The award is presented to the three honorees for their significant contributions to civil and human rights and laying the foundation for future leaders through their career in sports in the spirit of Dr. King.

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