Last week, we told you about the unfortunate news that Craig Sager won’t be going to Brazil for the Olympics due to needing a bone marrow transplant. Sager had been looking forward to working the sidelines for Team USA men’s basketball games. Well, NBC didn’t have to go far to find a replacement. It has announced that it will slide Ros Gold-Onwude from the women’s sidelines to the men’s games. Gold-Onwude certainly knows the players being a sideline reporter for the Golden State Warriors on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area for two seasons. Her national profile is rising as she worked the NCAA Tournament for CBS/Turner and now has this high-profile assignment at the Olympics. During the Warriors offseason, Gold-Onwude has been the analyst for New York Liberty games on MSG Network.
Craig Sager Rumors
Craig Sager’s fight with leukemia will prevent the basketball sideline reporter form covering the Rio Olympics for NBC. NBC said Thursday in a statement that the 65-year-old Sager is preparing for a third bone marrow transplant at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Sager was first diagnosed with leukemia in 2014 and announced in March that he was no longer in remission.
Working in the postseason despite aggressive chemotherapy treatments, TNT’s Craig Sager became an inspiration to the countless others that have been diagnosed with cancer. Well aware of this, Sager FaceTimed with someone in a similar situation after Game 6 of the NBA Finals. It should be noted that this was an unplanned event. Sager heard that he was an inspiration for someone with cancer so he immediately reached out.