P.J. Carlesimo

P.J. Carlesimo is an NCAA Basketball analyst for Westwood One and previously served as an analyst at the 2012 London Olympic Games on the network.

Carlesimo also covers the NBA extensively for ESPN. He served as an NBA head coach in Portland (1994-97), Golden State (1996-2000), Seattle/Oklahoma City (2007-09) and Brooklyn (2012-13). He was also an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors (2010-11) and the San Antonio Spurs (2002-2007).

Carlesimo began his coaching career as an assistant at Fordham University in 1971, before being named head coach at New Hampshire College for one season (1975-76). He then spent six seasons(1976-82) as the head coach at Wagner College, and led the Seahawks to their first NIT appearance. In 1982, Carlesimo was named head coach at Seton Hall University, a position he held for 12 years. In 1987-88, he guided Seton Hall into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. His teams qualified for the NCAA Tournament in six of his final seven years. He was named NCAA Coach of the Year in 1989 after registering a 31-7 mark, and advancing to the NCAA Championship Game. In addition, he was named Big East Coach of the Year in 1988 and 1989.

Carlesimo served as an assistant coach for USA Basketball for the gold-medal winning team at the 1992 Olympic Games, the 1990 World Championships, the 1990 Goodwill Games and the 1988 Olympic Trials.

Between coaching stints, Carlesimo has been a NBA broadcaster for NBC Sports, Turner Sports and Spurs Television, and has been an NCAA Tournament analyst for Westwood One.

P.J. Carlesimo's Posts

Two Coaching Titans Clash in Syracuse

03/29/2015
SYRACUSE, NY – In any other year you wouldn't bat an eye at seeing Tom Izzo or Rick Pitino in the Final Four, but this year hasn't been like any other. Izzo's No. 7-seeded Spartans will face off...
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