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Steve "Snapper" Jones

  • Birthplace: Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Birthday: February 01
Date of passing: 
November 25, 2017

Obituary

Obituary: 

Steve "Snapper" Jones was a professional basketball player, who would later become known for his work as a television analyst.

Jones earned all-star honors during eight seasons in the American Basketball Association where he averaged 16.0 points while scoring over 10,000 points in 640 games. Jones was a three time ABA All Star, but then jumped leagues and finished his professional playing career with the NBA.

Jones' broadcasting career began in 1976 (the season after he retired as a player with the Portland Trail Blazers), when he became a color commentator for CBS.

Steve "Snapper" Jones was a professional basketball player, who would later become known for his work as a television analyst.

Jones earned all-star honors during eight seasons in the American Basketball Association where he averaged 16.0 points while scoring over 10,000 points in 640 games. Jones was a three time ABA All Star, but then jumped leagues and finished his professional playing career with the NBA.

Jones' broadcasting career began in 1976 (the season after he retired as a player with the Portland Trail Blazers), when he became a color commentator for CBS.

Jones' other broadcasting credits include stints with TNT, TBS, USA Network and the Denver Nuggets.

Jones joined NBC shortly after the network obtained the rights to telecast NBA games prior to the 1990-91 season.

After serving as an analyst on NBC for 13 years, Jones then worked the same position for NBA TV.

Jones died November 25, 2017, in Houston, Texas. He was 75.

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