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Donny Marshall returns ... as YES analyst


Donny Marshall, who played with Jason Kidd on the Nets two NBA finals teams, has joined the YES Network as a Nets analyst.  He joins Mike Fratello and Jim Spanarkel as YES’ Nets analysts.  Ian Eagle returns this season as YES’ lead Nets play-by-play man – his 20th year covering the Nets, with Ryan Ruocco also handling play-by-play.

Marshall, who replaces Greg Anthony, has done analysis for the Celtics' broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet New England for the past eight years, giving him familiarity with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry.  Anthony is now the lead college basketball analyst for CBS Sports.

A 6’7" forward, Marshall was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the 1995 NBA Draft out of Connecticut.  He played five seasons in the NBA, the final two with the New Jersey Nets when they reached the NBA Finals.

"Donny possesses an astute insider’s knowledge of the game," said John Filippelli, President of Production and Programming at the YES Network.  "He knows the league and the players from his days in the NBA, and his various broadcasting roles have allowed him to develop a keen eye for the analytics of broadcasting.  We expect him to make an immediate impact, strengthening our Nets broadcast team which is already the best in the league."

Marshall also provides color commentary on NBC Sports Network’s college basketball telecasts; he was an analyst on NBC’s 2012 London Olympics men’s basketball coverage.  Marshall received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Connecticut.  He serves on the Board of Trustees at the University, as well as being a board member of First Tee of Connecticut, Windham Hospital and Nutmeg State Games.