Craig Sager

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Date of Birth June 21, 1951
Place of Birth Batavia, Illinois
Date of Death Dec 15, 2016 (65)
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Craig Sager

Craig Graham Sager Sr. was an American sports reporter, covering, from 1981 until the year of his death, an array of sports for CNN and its sister stations, TBS and TNT. Sager is best known for his having worked as a sideline reporter who paced the floors of the National Basketball Association, as he invariably sported a specimen from his vast collection of garishly eccentric jackets and suits. He was a 2016 inductee of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. During the 2017 National Basketball Association All-Star game, it was announced that Sager was the 2017 recipient of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Media Award.

Born: Craig Graham Sager, June 29, 1951, Batavia, Illinois, U.S.
Died: December 15, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality: American
Alma mater: Northwestern University
Occupation: TV sports broadcaster, commentator and announcer
Years active: 1972–2016
Employer: Turner Sports (TNT, TBS)
Spouse(s): Lisa Gabel (m. 1980, div. 2002), Stacy Strebel (m. 2001)
Children: 5

About Craig Sager

Basketball sideline reporter most famous for his flamboyant suits and genial nature. He conducted interviews at prestigious basketball events like the NBA Finals and Olympic Games.

Before Fame

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in speech from Northwestern University.


He served as the co-host of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade from 1990 to 1995.

Family Life

He married a former Chicago Bulls dancer named Stacy. One of his sons played wide receiver at the University of Georgia.


His fashion sense was famously called out by then-Celtic Kevin Garnett at the 2009 NBA All-Star Game.

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