Clark Clifton Kellogg, Jr. (born July 2, 1961) is the VP of player relations for the Indiana Pacers, the lead college basketball analyst for CBS Sports, and a former player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
In 1982, Kellogg declared for the NBA draft after his junior year of college, and was the 1st round draft pick of the Indiana Pacers. In his first season he was selected as a member of the NBA All-Rookie Team. He is one of only a handful of rookies in NBA history to average 20 points and 10 rebounds a game. He was much heralded as the next breakout NBA superstar. Converse signed him to an endorsement deal, to release his own Converse “Special K” sneaker. However, he only played three full seasons, and portions of two others, for the Pacers before chronic knee problems forced him to retire. During his three full seasons with the Pacers, the Pacers were a combined 68–178.
In 1990, he joined ESPN as a basketball analyst. He has worked for the Big East Network and Prime Sports. Kellogg began working as a television analyst for the Indiana Pacers.
From 1993 to 1994, Kellogg served as a game analyst for the CBS Sports coverage of the NCAA Tournament. From 1994 to 1997, he served as a studio co-host for the early round coverage of the NCAA Tournament. In 1997, Kellogg joined CBS Sports full-time as a studio/game analyst for college basketball coverage, and was one of three in-studio hosts for March Madness along with Greg Gumbel and Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis. He would typically work as the #2 game analyst until around Championship Week when he would move into the studio for the remainder of the season. He is known for using the phrase “spurtability” as a reference to a team’s ability to score points in quick succession.
Kellogg replaced Billy Packer as CBS lead basketball announcer beginning in the 2008–2009 college basketball season and called the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship with Jim Nantz. He also works games at the beginning of the season with Verne Lundquist when Nantz is on other CBS Sports duties including NFL and golf.
In March 2010, Kellogg played a game of H.O.R.S.E. against U.S. President Barack Obama. The game, called “P.O.T.U.S.” for the occasion, was won by Obama, who had P.O.T.U. to Kellogg’s P.O.T.U.S
1982–1986 Indiana Pacers
Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1983)