As a PC alum, you must know already, that I love Doris Burke. Not only because she’s a Friar (Once A Friar, Always A Friar) but because she’s damn good at her job. The consensus among both NBA analysts and NBA fans and junkies is that this is something that was long overdue.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) September 25, 2017
Doris is both highly qualified for the job and incredibly knowledgable about the sport of basketball. Plus, she’s the only person who can go tit-for-tat with Pop when he has to unwillingly get interviewed during a game, and that has to count for something.
Over the past couple of NBA seasons, Doris has worked as both an NBA analyst and sideline reporter, but this year she will finally be cemented as a full-time analyst for both the regular season and playoffs. She will continue her role as a sideline reporter for the NBA Conference Finals and NBA Finals this season.
The analyst spot became available when Doug Collins took an advisory position with the Chicago Bulls (what up Kris Dunn?) and opened up the opportunity for Burke to slide right into.
Of course, the universally beloved Doris got some love from another lady of sports whom I love…Rachel Nichols.
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) September 27, 2017
And, I’d be doing a disservice if I didn’t get in an old school Doris Friars pic…
And one with Father Shanley as well…
P.S. The Ringer also did an in-depth article on Burke and her new role which is a good read if you have the time.