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Tracy McGrady has joined ESPN as an analyst

T-Mac's about to be a major player in a new ESPN daily program.

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Former Rockets star Tracy McGrady will move into the TV studio, as he joins ESPN as a basketball analyst. McGrady is part of a new show titled "The Jump," that will air Monday through Friday at 2:30pm CST starting this Thursday.

"The Jump" will be hosted by Rachel Nichols, who's now officially back with ESPN.

Here's what Nichols had to say to SI about the show:

"I'm thrilled Tracy McGrady has signed on to be a big part of this show. He's smart and funny. And having the perspective of someone who was such an elite player makes for better conversations when you're talking about what's going on with today's elite players.

Of course, we'll mix in other former players, coaches, so you get different angles and experiences in there, and we'll get a big presence from our ESPN Insiders too. You'll see a lot of Zach Lowe, Ramona Shelburne, Brian Windhorst,

We've got Israel Gutierrez and Tom Haberstroh coming in for some early shows. Amin Elhassan, J.A. Adande, and Marc Stein will get in the mix..."

It sounds like ESPN is giving this one the full treatment, and I'm excited to see what T-Mac brings to the table as an analyst. He always seemed to have potential in that role, so it's cool to see it actually happen.

You can read more of what Nichols had to say about the show here and tune in on Thursday to see McGrady make his ESPN debut.