Jim Lynam in an early-1980s car commercial is a gem

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Noah Levick
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Jim Lynam in an early-'80s car commercial is a gem originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

NBC Sports Philadelphia analyst Jim Lynam has been around the block a few times.

Back in his first season as an NBA coach, he was apparently getting around in a 1982 Honda Accord, and enthusiastic about that choice of vehicle.

Twitter account @NBACobwebs unearthed this gem of Lynam in his first stint with the Trail Blazers.

Lynam's Philly accent must have been quite distinct in the Northwest. The whole commercial is fascinating, from beginning with a car in the middle of a basketball court to the zoom into Lynam's face in the driver's side mirror. A lot of interesting choices.

After his first NBA experience with the Blazers, Lynam coached for four more franchises. He also returned to Portland to join Maurice Cheeks' staff from 2001-05. We imagine he'd switched up his car by that point, although "performance and comfort" are tremendously sensible priorities for any vehicle.