Clark Kellogg Biography
Clark Kellogg born Clark Clifton Kellogg, Jr. is the former VP of player relations for the Indiana Pacers, the lead college basketball analyst for CBS Sports and a former player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Clark Kellogg Age
Clark Clifton Kellogg, Jr was born on July 2, 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Clark Kellogg Salary & Net Worth
From his multiple professions, Kellogg has made a considerable amount of money. His annual salary is $400 as of 2019, he has a net worth of around $2 million.
Clark Kellogg Wife
Clark Kellogg Son
has a son called Nick Kellogg. Nick an American professional basketball player who plays for Paris Basketball.
Nick played basketball for Ohio University and Talisa played Division I volleyball at Georgia Tech. Kellogg became a Christian in 1985 after questioning his “purpose in life.” He has spoken about his faith saying, “…my faith remains my foundation. Christ is my all and the driver of my life.”
Clark Kellogg NBA
Clark “Special K” Kellogg grew up in East Cleveland, Ohio, went to Chambers Elementary, W.H. Kirk Middle School (both in East Cleveland), and St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, Ohio, and had a high school basketball career generally regarded as one of the finest in Cleveland history. The highlight was a 79–65 loss in the state championship game to Columbus East that saw Kellogg score 51 points and grab 24 rebounds. Kellogg’s 51-point game is still an Ohio high school state finals record. He also played in the McDonald’s All-American and Capital Classic games.
Kellogg played for Ohio State University from 1979 to 1982, where he earned All-Big Ten Conference and Most Valuable Player honors; in 1996, he received his marketing degree. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland appointed Kellogg in June 2010, to the university’s board of trustees, where he sits today.
Kellogg declared for the NBA draft in 1982 after his junior year of college and was a 1st round draft pick (8th overall) of the Indiana Pacers. In his first season, Kellogg was selected as a member of the NBA All-Rookie Team. He is one of only a handful of rookies in NBA history to average 20 points and 10 rebounds a game. Kellogg was much heralded as the next breakout NBA superstar.
Converse signed him to an endorsement deal, to release his own Converse “Special K” sneaker. However, Kellogg only played three full seasons and portions of two others, for the Pacers before chronic knee problems forced him to retire. During his three full seasons with the Pacers, the Pacers were a combined 68–178.
Clark Kellogg Broadcasting Career
Kellogg joined ESPN in 1990, as a basketball analyst. He has also worked for the Big East Network and Prime Sports.
Kellogg served as a television analyst for Indiana Pacers road games.
Kellogg served as a game analyst for the CBS Sports coverage of the NCAA Tournament from 1993 to 1994. He served as a studio co-host for the early round coverage of the NCAA Tournament from 1994 to 1997. Kellogg joined CBS Sports full-time in 1997, as a studio/game analyst for college basketball coverage and was one of three in-studio hosts for March Madness together with Greg Gumbel and Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis. Kellogg would typically work as the #2 game analyst until around Championship Week when he would move into the studio for the remainder of the season. Kellogg is known for using the phrase “spurtability” as a reference to a team’s ability to score points in quick succession.
Beginning in the 2008–2009 college basketball season, Kellogg replaced Billy Packer as CBS’ lead basketball game analyst and called the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship with Jim Nantz. He also worked games at the beginning of the season with Verne Lundquist when Nantz was on other CBS Sports duties including the NFL and golf.
Kellogg played a game of H.O.R.S.E in March 2010 against U.S. President Barack Obama. The game, called “P.O.T.U.S.” for the occasion, was won by Obama, who had P.O.T.U. to Kellogg’s P.O.T.U.S.
During the 2012 NCAA men’s tournament, the Ohio Bobcats, for whom Kellogg’s son, Nick, played, advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round with a win over South Florida in Nashville. At the same time Kellogg was calling another tournament game, the Lehigh – Xavier game almost 500 miles away in Greensboro, North Carolina. He, in a digression from his impartiality as a commentator, exclaimed “Way to go Bobcats!” when the final score rolled on his monitor.
Kellogg returned to his previous role as a studio analyst in 2014. In return, Greg Anthony (who himself had been a studio analyst since 2008) took over Kellogg’s role as lead college basketball game analyst.
NBA 2K Announcer
Kellogg appeared in the popular NBA video game NBA 2K9 as the co-commentator together with Kevin Harlan. The two rejoined for future games in the series; they have appeared in every game since, including NBA 2K19.