The Oklahoma City Thunder announced today that former NBA player Michael Cage will be the Thunder's new color analyst for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
Cage, who will replace Grant Long on the broadcast, played 15 years in the NBA, including six of those as a Seattle SuperSonic. He also had stints with the Clippers, Cavaliers, Nets, and 76ers from 1985-2000.
Cage led the league in rebounding with 13 per game in the 1987-88 season and is set to bring his knowledge of the game to 70 of the Thunder's games this season.
"We are very excited and proud to have Michael Cage become part of the Thunder broadcast team," said Dan Mahoney, Thunder vice president of Corporate Communications. "Michael brings experience, energy, knowledge and passion for the game. We think our fans will enjoy his perspective and knowledge gained by playing more than 1,000 games in the NBA." (via the Thunder organization)
Cage has done various broadcast work since his retirement in 2000. He has served as TV analyst for the Memphis Grizzlies, FOX Sports West, Prime Ticket and Westwood One radio.
Cage will join the crew of play-by-play announcer Brian Davis, who is entering his seventh season in the role, and sideline reporter Lesley McCaslin, who is returning for her third season.
"Thank you to the Oklahoma City Thunder for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to join the franchise. I'm looking forward to working with an already terrific broadcast team," Cage said. "I've been involved in basketball, sports broadcasting and charity work for over 40 years and I look forward to getting to know the passionate Thunder fans in Oklahoma! My family and I are excited and feel very blessed."
Now I leave you with some Cage highlights:
This is cool too, I guess.
Fun fact: New Thunder analyst Michael Cage is the NBA player with the most career 3-point attempts without ever making one (25).— Mike Koehler (@mkokc) September 17, 2014