Former ESPN analyst / Philadelphia sports writer Stephen A. Smith’s tenue at Fox Sports Radio lasted roughly a year the network causing early Xmas celebrations yesterday with the following news, as provided by Larry Brown Sports :

Tuesday it was announced that Stephen A. would be leaving his morning show and Zakk and Jack will become the network™s morning show. Stephen A. will play the new role of NBA analyst for the network, which likely means guest spots talking basketball.

Stephen A. implied on his twitter account that the decision was his, saying œ3:30am wakeup calls, then traveling 80 miles 1-way to work everyday was very taxing. He also added œyou will be hearing from me very, very soon. In a big way, too. Stay tuned for the latest development in the career of Stephen A., who likely is coming to a TV channel near you.

Having already missed out on opportunities to replace Larry King and Simon Cowell , there’s another frontier in Smiths multi-media assault that would truly demonstrate his impressive range and fearlessness. But who knows, perhaps there’s already a qualified actor in line to play the primary role in the Colin Cowherd situation comedy?