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Shaq signs on with TNT as NBA analyst

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Shaq signs on with TNT as NBA analyst

At Shaquille O'Neal's retirement press conference, he encouraged television stations far and wide to come court him for his services. It didn't take long for him to settle on one.

O'Neal has officially signed a deal with TNT to be an NBA analyst, according to SI.com. He will replace Chris Webber on the studio show hosted by Ernie Johnson, and featuring other former NBA stars Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith.

The news of O'Neal signing with Turner Sports in principle was first reported by Darren Rovell of CNBC last week.

O'Neal reportedly had an offer from ESPN, but the once-a-week schedule and TNT's Atlanta studios, which are closer to his Orlando home, may have made the Turner job more attractive.