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Kenny Smith Believes He’ll Leave Inside the NBA to Be GM

“Kenny Smith didn’t have a firm timetable for leaving TV. Covid-19 has certainly changed a lot of teams’ plans and timetables.”

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His name may not be the one with star power amongst the fans, but if any current cast member of Inside the NBA is leaving the show for a better job, it just might be Kenny Smith. The 55-year-old has been mentioned for general manager openings in the past, and in a recent interview with Front Office Sports‘s Michael McCarthy, Smith answered “It’s just inevitable,” when asked if he would eventually take a job in a team’s front office.

Kenny Smith didn’t have a firm timetable for leaving TV. Covid-19 has certainly changed a lot of teams’ plans and timetables. Smith noted that as soon as the games being played inside the Walt Disney World bubble come to an end, plenty of teams will have to re-evaluate how good they actually are going forward.

“Once that diminishes and goes away, my phone always rings,” Smith said. “One day I’m going to answer and they’re going to answer back at the same time…Both parties will say yes.”

Smith added that being on the sport’s premier broadcast has given him access to the kind of information that would make him an ideal candidate for building and managing a franchise.

“You’re around things. You’re privy to information for 20 years from runners to agents to general managers and owners that no one else has been privy to. No one else. Every team in the league has told me something they’ve told no one else.”

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SEC on CBS Draws College Football’s Most-Watched Game for Third Straight Week

Alabama-Arkansas drew an average of 5.828 million viewers, making it the most-watched Alabama-Arkansas game in 12 years.

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CBS is reaping the benefits of its package with the SEC. That’s because for the third consecutive week, CBS is home of college football’s highest-rated game of the week.

Alabama-Arkansas drew an average of 5.828 million viewers, making it the most-watched Alabama-Arkansas game in 12 years. That game also peaked at nearly 7 million viewers at one point.

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FOX Scores Another Big College Football Weekend

Saturday’s broadcast of Michigan-Iowa drew 4,198,000 viewers on FOX.

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FOX continues to grabs heaps of viewers for its prime viewing window of college football coverage.

Saturday’s broadcast of Michigan-Iowa drew 4,198,000 viewers on FOX. To date, thru five weeks of the college football season, Big Noon Saturday is averaging 5,767,000 viewers, the most-watched window in college football.

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NFL Ratings on CBS Off to Best Start Since 2010

That number buoys the network to an average of 18.559 million viewers over the first four games of the season.

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The NFL of CBS is behemoth to start the 2022 season. This past weekend saw the more massive ratings for the network.

Sunday’s national game window, which was led the Patriots-Packers overtime game, averaged 24.647 million viewers which was the most-watched Week 4 window on CBS since 1998, when the NFL returned to CBS. It’s also a ratings increase of 8% from last season.

That number buoys the network to an average of 18.559 million viewers over the first four games of the season, CBS‘ best start to a season since 2010.

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