GaSpartan Basketball coach Mike Thomas will be a permanent fixture at ESPN for the next two years, but he’s still under contract for the 2017-18 season.ESPN announced Monday that Thomas will join the network as an analyst, which means he will be on the call for every Bulldogs home game for the foreseeable future.
The deal is worth an undisclosed amount of money, ESPN said, but it will not be guaranteed.
The contract is for two years and will pay Thomas $1.4 million per year, per a source familiar with the matter.
The move comes after Thomas had to deal with a number of injuries in his first year on the job.
The 6-foot-7 Thomas missed the Bulldogs’ last five games due to back spasms.
Thomas was fired by Georgia Tech last season after three seasons in Atlanta.
He was the first coach fired by the Falcons since Steve Spurrier in 2013.