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ESPN responds to report about Michelle Beadle out as NBA Countdown host

Michelle Beadle

ESPN responded on Wednesday to a report that said Michelle Beadle would be out as the host of “NBA Countdown.”

On Wednesday morning, Sports by Brooks reported that Beadle would not be the show host next season. He also reported that Chauncey Billups and Paul Pierce would not return as full-time analysts.

In a statement to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand, ESPN said they have made no decisions about next season.

Marchand reported in April that ESPN was considering Maria Taylor and Rachel Nichols to replace Beadle on the show. He also says Billups may move to work more on games.

Jalen Rose will continue in his current capacity, according to Brooks.

Beadle began hosting “Countdown” in 2016 and focused on NBA coverage after leaving “Get Up” last year.


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