An All-American and National and Pac-10 Player of the Year with Arizona, Sean Elliott calls college basketball games for FS1, primarily covering the Pac-12. He is also the television analyst for San Antonio Spurs games on FOX Sports Southwest.
Elliott played college basketball at Arizona, and under the guidance of legendary head coach Lute Olsen, became one of the nation’s top players. He was a consensus All-American as a junior and senior and led the Wildcats to the 1998 Final Four in his junior season. After an exceptional senior campaign, Elliott won the John Wooden Award, recognizing him as the nation’s top player. During his collegiate career, he broke Lew Alcindor’s (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) all-time Pac-10 scoring record with 1,331 career points. Elliott also participated in the 1986 FIBA World Championships as a member of the U.S. national team, taking home the gold medal.
STELLAR NBA CAREER
Elliott was taken with the third overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in his first professional season. After helping his team to several playoff appearances, Elliott’s Spurs won the NBA Championship in 1999. He spent 11 of his 12 NBA seasons with the Spurs, finishing his career as the team’s all-time leader in 3-pointers (563). Elliott appeared in nearly 750 career games, averaging 14.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, earning NBA All-Star accolades in 1993 and 1996.
After retiring from the NBA, Elliott began his career in broadcasting with The NBA on NBC and for ABC Sports and ESPN. During the 2004-05 season, he joined the Spurs’ local broadcasts, and began his career with FOX Sports prior to the 2013-14 season, the network’s first covering college basketball.
Born in Tucson, Arizona… Made NBA history on March 14, 2000, when he returned to the court after undergoing a kidney transplant on August 16, 1999 … After retiring, Elliott became a basketball analyst for The NBA on NBC and, during the 2003–04 season, for ABC Sports and ESPN… Married to wife, Claudia … Has three children – Tad, Jada, and Jordan.