ESPN tennis analyst and Hall of Famer John McEnroe will expand his on-air game to include a host of other ESPN properties.
McEnroe, in addition to continuing his tennis analyst duties that include working with brother Patrick on U.S. Open coverage, will appear SportsCenter discussing an array of major topics and holding interviews with a number of sports stars. Johnny Mac, who won 17 singles, doubles and mixed double Grand Slam titles, will also be a regular on ESPN2's Olbermann and on the the network's simulcast of ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike weedkday morning show. In addition, McEnroe, who hosted a short-lived talk show on CNBC during 2004, also will also be heard on ESPN Radio New York (98.7 FM).
“Before John was a superstar in tennis, he was a sports fan…with sharp opinions and wit, as we’ve seen on our tennis productions,” said John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president, programming and production. “His no-holds barred insights and personality will enliven whatever program or platform he is on,”
Noted McEnroe: “I am excited about my expanded role with ESPN. It should be interesting and fun, as a life-long sports fan, to be able to voice my opinions on a variety of sports programs and forums, alongside some of the most talented people in the industry. The broad platform offered by ESPN makes it the perfect place for me to bring my point of view to all sports, not just tennis. ”