Posted January 30, 2013

In Focus: Jalen Rose

In Focus
Jalen Rose shows off his DJ skills during a 2005 photo shoot. (Bill Wippert/SI)

Jalen Rose shows off his DJ skills during a 2005 photo shoot. (Bill Wippert/SI)

By Andy Gray

Jalen Rose turns 40 on Wednesday. The ESPN analyst has been a basketball fixture for the past two decades, first as a member of Michigan’s Fab Five and later as a key cog on the Pacers team that advanced to the 2000 NBA Finals. He also played for the Nuggets, Bulls, Raptors, Knicks and Suns. Here’s a look back at Rose’s career in photos.

The Fab Five - Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, Chris Webber and Ray Jackson  - pose with coach Steve Fisher. (Courtesy of Michigan)

The Fab Five — Jalen Rose (clockwise from bottom left), Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, Ray Jackson and Chris Webber — pose with coach Steve Fisher. (Courtesy of Michigan)

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Rose D's up Aaron McKie during a 1993 Michigan-Temple game. (Richard Mackson/SI)

Rose defends Aaron McKie during a 1993 Michigan-Temple game. (Richard Mackson/SI)

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Rose was drafted by the Nuggets with the No. 13 pick in the 1994 Draft. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The Nuggets made Rose the No. 13 pick in the 1994 draft. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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Rose and Pacers coach Larry Bird watch the action during a 1999 game against Washington. (AP)

Rose and Pacers coach Larry Bird watch the action during a 1999 game against Washington. (AP)

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Rose converts a game-winner during a 2002 Bulls-Bucks game. (AP)

Rose converts a game-winner during a 2002 Bulls-Bucks game. (AP)

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Rose posts up Michael Jordan. (AP)

Rose posts up Michael Jordan. (AP)

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Rose was traded to the Raptors 16 games into the 2003-04 season. (AP)

Rose was traded to the Raptors 16 games into the 2003-04 season. (AP)

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Jalen Rose takes a nap on Chris Bosh's shoulder as Rafer Alston looks on during Raptors Media Day in 2005. (AP)

Jalen Rose takes a nap on Chris Bosh’s (center) shoulder as Rafer Alston looks on during Raptors Media Day in 2005. (AP)

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Rose spent 10 weeks with the Knicks at the end of the 2005-06 season after being traded for Antonio Davis. (AP)

Rose spent 10 weeks with the Knicks at the end of the 2005-06 season after being traded for Antonio Davis. (AP)

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Rose spent his final season with the Suns but played limited minutes. He retired after the 2006-07 season. (AP)

Rose spent his final season with the Suns but played limited minutes. He retired after the 2006-07 season. (AP)

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