College Basketball Analyst
A corporate lawyer by day, Reid Gettys is a basketball analyst for ESPN and is currently serving as a commentator for Longhorn Network.
A former University of Houston point guard, Gettys was part of the “Phi Slama Jama” era in the early 1980s. He recorded 740 assists in 120 games at U of H, a school record which still stands. Gettys continues to hold a series of UH basketball records: single-season record for assists, 309; single-season average assists per game, 8.4; and single-game assists, 17. While at UH, Gettys participated in three Final Fours and two national championship appearances.
The Chicago Bulls drafted Gettys in the fifth round of the 1985 NBA draft. He was a member of the 1987-88 Albany Patroons team of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). Under the leadership of coach Bill Musselman, the team won the CBA championship and finished with a 48-6 record.
Gettys’ background consists of several coaching stints, including U of H assistant coach in 1998 working with his former teammate Clyde Drexler as head coach. In 2011, Gettys became head coach for The Woodlands Christian Academy varsity basketball team, which included his son, Stewart. Under his leadership, the team won the TAPPS Class 3A state championship in March 2011.
Gettys earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1993 from the University of Houston. He currently works as a lead attorney for Exxon Mobil and as a part-time NCAA basketball broadcaster.