Paul Pierce’s NBA career may be over, but his time with the Association will be picking up again this fall with his new job.

According to Chad Finn of the Boston Globe, ESPN has hired the former Boston Celtic to become a full-time studio analyst with the network starting in October.  The report says that he will be a regular on both “NBA Countdown” and “The Jump” on ESPN.

Pierce recently wrapped up his 19th season in the league and retired this summer after signing a one-day contract with the Cs.  The 10-time All-Star has been an analyst for ESPN during the NBA Finals for the past two years and was the precursor to his hiring, according to the report.

The NBA season will open up in mid-October and the Boston Celtics will start play in Cleveland on October 17th versus the Cavaliers.