Programming dedicated to the NBA | ESPN takes Rachel Nichols off the airwaves
(Los Angeles) ESPN has ended Rachel Nichols’ show The Jump, in addition to removing the host from its NBA programming.
David Roberts, named head of NBA programming last week, said in a statement that it was « a mutual agreement, in the best interests of all parties. » »
Nichols wrote on Twitter, “I got to create a show and for five years I rubbed shoulders with some of my dearest people, talking about one of my favorite things. Thank you eternally to our fabulous producers and members of the technical team.
» The Jump was not supposed to last, but we had a lot of fun. To be continued, ”she concluded.
ESPN will have a new daily show dedicated to the NBA.
Nichols had a place of choice at ESPN since 2016, with « The Jump », but also interventions near the field, in particular.
In July, Nichols was at the heart of a controversy over remarks about Maria Taylor, a former colleague, who has since moved on to NBC.
During the NBA Finals, ESPN cast Malika Andrews in the role once occupied by Nichols.