Jim Nantz will call the last Final Four in 2023; Ian Eagle to take over | Catch My Job


NEW YORK — Jim Nantz will step down from calling the NCAA men’s basketball tournament after next year, to be succeeded by Ian Eagle.

CBS Sports confirmed the move Monday night. The New York Post was the first to report it.

Nantz has been part of CBS’ coverage of the tournament since 1986. He was a studio anchor for five years before calling his first Final Four in 1991.

Next year’s Final Four will be held in Houston, 40 years after the University of Houston made a run to the national championship game before being upset by North Carolina State. Nantz attended the University of Houston and hosted Coach Guy Lewis’ television show.

Nantz, 63, will remain the leading voice of the network’s NFL coverage, along with leading his golf team. CBS has the Masters and the PGA Championship.

Eagle has been with CBS since 1998. In addition to calling the tournament, he is part of the network’s No. 2 NFL team. The 53-year-old Eagle has also been a part of Turner’s NBA coverage and game calling for the Brooklyn Nets since 1995.


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