From Comcast SportsNet Wednesday, August 20, 2011
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Bill Parcells and Jerry Rice are joining ESPN as NFL analysts. This is Parcells' third stint with the network. The two-time Super Bowl-winning coach was a studio analyst in 2002 and '07 between NFL jobs. He will make his debut Monday before the Jets-Texans preseason game and will appear on "Sunday NFL Countdown" and other shows. Rice, the Hall of Fame wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, will serve as an analyst on shows such as "NFL Live" and "SportsCenter."
The Celtics reportedly are "expected" to talk to the Mavericks about a deal for Andrew Bogut, according to scout.com, but negotiations would be "dependent on what bigger move Boston can make".
Bogut, 32, is in the final year of his contract. The 7-foot center, while healthy, has played in only 26 games this year and is averaging just three points a game. But he's also averaging 8.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes, and rebounding has been one of the Celtics' big areas of weakness this year. The C's rank 27th in the league in reboundinh, and 26th in defensive rebounding.
According to scout.com, the Mavs would part with Bogut for Tyler Zeller and one of Boston's first-round draft choices.
Tom Giles and Evan Drellich discuss concerns over the Red Sox bullpen.