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Success is a Choice

Jul 13, 2020

Clark Kellogg is one of the most respected voices covering college basketball today. The CBS Sports analyst was once a top college basketball player at Ohio State University, where he earned All-Big Ten Conference honors and won the Big Ten Most Valuable Player award in 1982.

After his junior year at Ohio State, he declared for the 1992 NBA draft and was selected eighth overall in the first round by the Indiana Pacers, and named to the NBA All-Rookie first team in 1983 after averaging 20.1 points and 10.6 rebounds. But his NBA career was cut short after just four seasons due to knee injuries, and he was forced to retire in 1986 at the age of 25.

Clark began his broadcasting journey with ESPN in 1990, and in 1993 he moved to CBS Sports, where he has worked since. In March 2010, Kellogg played a game of H.O.R.S.E. against U.S. President Barack Obama. The game, called “P.O.T.U.S.” for the occasion, was won by Obama.

In today’s episode, we discuss:
  • Playing basketball against President Obama
  • What makes up a great leader
  • Being the parent of athletes
  • Working with Charles Barkley during NCAA Tournament
  • How players can use their platform
  • ... and so much more!!!


Resources, Books, and Links 

Twitter: @ClarkKelloggCBS

Instagram: @cloggcbs

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Past "Success is a Choice" podcast episodes of interest . . .

Clark Kellogg in Action

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Thanks again for listening and remember that “Success is a choice. What choice will you make today?”


Jamy Bechler is the author of The Leadership Playbook, host of the Success is a Choice Podcast, professional speaker, and trains organizations on creating championship cultures. Bechler spent 20 years as a college basketball coach and administrator. He has worked with businesses and teams, including the NBA. Follow him on twitter at @CoachBechler. To connect with him via email or find out about his services, please contact You can also subscribe to his insights on success and leadership by clicking here.