Vinsanity is Back: Vince Carter to join Atl Hawks’ broadcast team

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FOX Sports Southeast announced on Monday that eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter will join their Atlanta Hawks broadcast team for select marquee telecasts during the 2020-21 regular season.

Carter will make his first appearance on Wednesday, Dec. 30 alongside Emmy-winning play-by-play announcer Bob Rathbun, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer and analyst Dominique Wilkins, and courtside reporter Kelly Crull. The Hawks will be on the road to take on the Brooklyn Nets at 7 p.m. ET.

It won’t be Carter’s first appearance on a Hawks broadcast. He joined the broadcast on April 3, 2019 as a guest analyst on FOX Sports Southeast while playing for the Hawks. He also provided in-season analysis for television broadcasts while playing for the Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings. His broadcast experience also includes calling NBA Summer League contests and providing color commentary for the 2018 Jr. NBA World Championship.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to join Bob and ‘Nique on Hawks broadcasts this season,” Carter said. “It’s a great opportunity for me to sharpen my skills breaking down the game and providing analysis for a team that I know so well. I’m looking forward to seeing how the new vets mix in with our young guys as they try to take that next step to making the playoffs.”

Carter played a total of 22 seasons in the NBA, the only player in league history to play across four decades. He was drafted out of the University of North Carolina with the fifth overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in the 1998 NBA Draft. He was then traded to the Toronto Raptors for the fourth overall pick, Antawn Jamison. He was the 1998-99 NBA Rookie of the Year and led the fan voting for the All-Star Game four different seasons.