ESPN today announced its commentator teams for the Wednesday and Friday editions of NBA Countdown – ESPN’s NBA pre-game show. NBA Countdown host Michelle Beadle will be joined by analysts Jalen Rose, Chauncey Billups and Tracy McGrady on Wednesdays, and Rose and Billups on Fridays. NBA Countdown on ESPN will expand to mostly one-hour shows on Wednesdays and Fridays this season, starting at 7 p.m. ET prior to ESPN NBA doubleheaders.
The NBA season that makes no sense. ESPN The Magazine’s NBA Preview issue highlights team previews and features on Carmelo Anthony, Draymond Green, Tyler Johnson, and more.
A special prime-time edition of First Take will air on ESPN tomorrow (Tuesday), Oct.18, at 9:30 p.m. ET, leading into the LA Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings preseason NBA game. First Take: NBA Preview Show, a 30-minute program, will feature the same debate format as the daily First Take show, with topics relating to the NBA season. Seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady will be one of the guests on the show.
ESPN today announced that The Jump, its daily NBA studio show, will return for season two starting Monday, Oct. 24, during the opening week of the NBA season. The Jump, hosted by Rachel Nichols, will air Mondays through Fridays at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2, before moving to ESPN after the Super Bowl. ESPN has expanded The Jump to a season-long show, which will air through the NBA’s summer league in July.
ESPN today announced it has re-signed one of its most prominent and widely-followed NBA commentators, NBA senior writer Marc Stein. In this new, multi-year agreement, Stein will continue to have a prolific presence across ESPN platforms.
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ESPN today announced an all-star roster of NBA game commentators for the 2016-17 season. ESPN senior coordinating producer Tim Corrigan, who will again lead ESPN’s and ABC’s NBA game coverage, commented on this season’s team:
“Our primary objective this year and every year is to educate, inform and entertain, as we document the NBA season from the opening tip of preseason to the hoisting of the Larry O’Brien trophy. We’ve assembled a premier lineup of experienced, knowledgeable and passionate NBA play-by-play voices who will tell the story of the 2016-17 season.”
ESPN today announced expanded roles for three of its most prominent commentators: Sage Steele, Michelle Beadle and Doris Burke.
ESPN will tip off its 2016-17 NBA game schedule with five pre-season telecasts, starting with a doubleheader on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
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