NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 19: Jason Collins looks on in the first half during a game between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks at the Barclays Center on November 19, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Yahoo has hired Jason Collins, the first openly gay active athlete in any of America’s four major sports, as a college basketball and NBA analyst. Collins retired last November, and this is his first job in sports since his retirement.

With Yahoo, he’s expected to provide original video content, and will make his debut on Sunday’s “Tourney Bracket Live” special at 7:30 alongside of Nicole Zaloumis, Brad Evans, and Pat Forde. Collins will also contribute to Yahoo’s NBA coverage during the regular season and playoffs once the NCAA Tournament has wrapped up.

In a world where video content is getting prioritized more and more, Yahoo has made an interesting hire with Collins. It remains to be seen whether or not he’ll work out well in his new role with Yahoo, but at least he will be a fresh face as an analyst and not just another retread that has already struggled over several stops.


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