ESPN drops Michelle Beadle from ‘NBA Countdown’
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ESPN has moved Michelle Beadle off “NBA Countdown.”
Beadle was also previously co-host of the network’s new morning show, “Get Up!” but was taken off that show in August 2018.
Rachel Nichols and Maria Taylor will take over for her on the network’s signature basketball show.
Nichols and Taylor are also part of other coverage on the network.
Beadle, who reportedly makes $5 million a year, but ESPN isn’t saying what role she will take on now — if any.
In June 2019, it was reported that Paul Pierce and Chauncey Billups would also leave “NBA Countdown.”
Billups is reportedly looking at taking a job as TV game analyst for the Los Angles Clippers, but would continue in a different role at ESPN.
It’s not clear what ESPN plans to do with Pierce yet.
Jay Williams and Richard Jefferson could become part of the “NBA Countdown” talent mix amidst all the changes.