“I wish Doc nothing but the best."
The 2023-24 NBA national TV schedule has arrived.
The NBA In-Season Tournament will feature doubleheaders throughout November.
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer will begin his 20th season with the Worldwide Leader and his 50th season in the NBA.
ESPN is ultimately planning to see Ruocco, Redick and Jefferson become their lead NBA broadcast team.
Former Warriors GM Bob Myers could be the latest addition to the revolving door on set that is ESPN NBA Countdown.
"It’s going to be a little weird, for sure. I felt like Mark and Jeff and Mike is just such an iconic team."
"That position and that show has never been allowed to marinate and it’s sort of why you continue to see change."
"It’s something we’ll all treasure, but we just wish it was a little bit longer."
"Mark Jackson told me he was let go by ESPN."
"While ESPN made these moves on their own, a byproduct of them is that it will likely make the NBA commissioner Adam Silver and league executives happy."
An NBA return to NBC isn't set in stone.
Redick represents a generational shift in how the NBA is covered.
From J.J. Redick to Doris Burke to Bill Walton (!?!) we rank the possible contenders inside and outside ESPN to replace Jeff Van Gundy.
Given its cost-cutting mandate, ESPN is likely to stay in-house by promoting one of JJ Redick, Doris Burke or Richard Jefferson, but four-time NBA head coach Doc Rivers remains squarely in the mix.
The Victor Wembanyama effect is real!
The eight-time NBA All-Star joined ESPN in September 2020 as an NBA and college studio and game analyst.