Stephanie Ready on Charlotte Hornets' broadcasts.

After over a decade covering the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets, Stephanie Ready is moving on. Ready, previously an assistant coach at the NCAA level and a head coach at the NBDL level (now the G-League), started as a Bobcats’ sideline reporter in 2004-05 (after previous color analysis for radio on Furman basketball and TV work for ESPN and NBA TV), and had been with the team since, moving to full-time analyst in 2015 (the first woman in that role at the NBA level) and then being bumped back to the sideline role in 2017 (amidst some controversy).

Earlier this week, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reported that Ready was leaving for another broadcasting job, with Saturday night’s Hornets’ home game against the Lakers her final assignment for Fox Sports Southwest.

Update: Ready has now announced she’s heading to Turner Sports, where she’ll work on their NBA VR telecasts this season:

And Saturday’s broadcast saw Ready deliver some touching farewells:

It’s good to hear that Ready is staying in the NBA world, as she certainly managed to make quite an impact there in her various roles for the Bobcats and Hornets. We’ll see how she does with Turner.

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.