Pierce joins ESPN as NBA studio analyst
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After covering The Finals for ESPN over the past two seasons, recently retired swingman Paul Pierce has officially joined the Worldwide Leader as an NBA studio analyst.

The 2008 Finals MVP will be a regular contributor on "NBA Countdown" and "The Jump" throughout the 2017-18 regular season and playoffs.

"I always had fun doing guest coverage with ESPN, so it is exciting to officially join the teams at 'NBA Countdown' and 'The Jump,'" Pierce said in a statement Thursday. "I love hoops, my whole life has been about the game, so this feels like a natural evolution in my career and I can't wait for the season to get started."

Pierce retired as a member of the Boston Celtics in July. The 39-year-old ranks first in franchise history in 3-pointers, free throws, and steals, and second in scoring.

Pierce joins ESPN as NBA studio analyst
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