Ex-Michigan basketball star Chris Webber listed as 'Most Improved' TV analyst, Desmond Howard an honorable mention
Sports Illustrated sports media critic/columnist Richard Deitsch released his best and worst sports media list for 2011 Wednesday, and a pair of former Michigan greats were given mention.
Former Michigan basketball standout Chris Webber was named Deitsch's Most Improved sports television studio analyst, while ex-Michigan football great, and Heisman Trophy winner, Desmond Howard was named as an honorable mention in the category.
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"Webber has become a sharp studio analyst," Deitsch wrote. "Watching him this month on NBA TV's preview shows, he has great depth about the league and doesn't sugarcoat his opinions. He's a smart guy who acts like someone who takes broadcasting as a profession rather than a hobby."
Howard, who continues to be a fixture on ESPN's "College GameDay," was given honorable mention status — but received a special note from Deitsch for his performance this season.
"While I listed Desmond Howard in the honorable mention category, he received the most votes when I asked people on Twitter which sports broadcaster had improved the most," he wrote. "Indeed, he looked far more comfortable on the set of College GameDay this year."