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SEC Network adds Andy Kennedy as basketball analyst for 2018-19 season

After a tryout of sorts in March, Andy Kennedy has earned a full-time job talking about basketball. The SEC Network added the former Ole Miss men’s coach as a studio analyst for the 2018-19 season.

Kennedy was a member of the studio team at the 2018 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament after stepping down after 12 seasons as the Rebels’ coach in February.

“Having been a part of college basketball for over 28 years as both a player and a coach, including the last 12 seasons as a head coach in the SEC, I’m very excited to join the team at the SEC Network,” Kennedy said in a statement put out by the SEC on Tuesday. “Coming off an unprecedented season with eight SEC teams earning NCAA Tournament bids, this league has never been better.”

Kennedy will make his official debut on Wednesday during the SEC Network’s coverage of the 2018 SEC Basketball Media Days in Birmingham, Ala.