Jason Collins, the former NBA player who came out publicly as gay two years ago, has signed with Yahoo Sports as an NBA and NCAA analyst. He'll be providing on-camera commentary starting March 15 that will include analysis of the NCAA men's basketball tournament and the rest of the NBA season.
Collins follows a long list of former professional athletes who have gone on to do work as a commentator, including Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller. Collins' twin brother, Jarron, was a commentator for the Pac-12 Network before joining the Golden State Warriors as an assistant coach.
Yahoo said in a statement:
At Yahoo Sports, we're always look to guide our readers to the best, most relevant, original content we can. And today I'm happy to welcome the latest addition to our lineup, former NBA player Jason Collins. Jason will provide original video programming for the Yahoo Sports studio including basketball analysis for both the upcoming men's NCAA basketball tournament and the NBA.
Jason played 13 seasons in the NBA. During his career, he competed at center and power forward for six franchises: the Brooklyn Nets and New Jersey Nets, Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies. Jason was an All-American at Stanford University and played in the Final Four his freshman year.
Jason will debut on Yahoo Sports "Tourney Bracket Live" show on March 15 at 7:30pm ET.
Congratulations to Collins, who continues to shred the long-held belief that coming out as gay will keep a professional athlete from landing powerful business opportunities.