CSNPhilly.com is reporting that former NBA big man Alaa Abdelnaby will join Marc Zumoff and Molly Sullivan as a TV color analyst for the 2015-16 season. Abdelnaby spent four years at Duke University, and was a first round pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in 1990. After bouncing around the league for several years, Abdelnaby signed two ten-day contracts with the Sixers in 1995 before eventually being released.
In regards to his broadcasting career, the 47-year-old has worked for CBS Sports Network as a studio analyst, and also does color commentary for Westwood One Radio.
Abdelnaby had this to say about the up and coming Sixers, as told to CSN Philly:
"Timing is a lot in life, and I think this team is on the rise," Abdelnaby said Thursday. "I think with the pieces that the Sixers have acquired over the offseason, a guy like (Jahlil) Okafor in particular, a Duke guy, for me in particular it's even more relatable a place because of his presence here. But this team is rising, and for me to be able to hitch my ride at this moment is a great opportunity, one I couldn't pass up."
He'll be in the booth Thursday night, and you can listen to his debut on The Comcast Network at 7 p.m.