Rachel Nichols removed from ESPN’s NBA programming, ‘The Jump’ canceled

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ESPN’s Rachel Nichols removed from NBA programming

ESPN has announced a replacement daily NBA show that’s expected to start before the beginning of the regular season.

ESPN has canceled Rachel Nichols’ show “The Jump” and is removing Star Reporter from NBA programming, the network confirmed to Sports Business Journal on Wednesday.

Shortly after the selection become made through David Roberts, who oversees ESPN’s NBA coverage, Nicholas shared his mind on social media.

‘I need to make an entire show and spend five years lecture a number of my favorite people about my favorite things,’ Nichols wrote.

‘Thanks forever to our amazing producers and staff -‘ The Jump ‘wasn’t found out forever but it had been definitely fun. More to return …’

ESPN has announced that it’ll have a replacement daily NBA show, which is predicted to start before the beginning of the regular season, starting in October. After Maria Taylor leaves for NBC, Roberts also will find a replacement host for the ‘NBA Countdown.’

Nicholas has one year left on his contract , which began in 2016. He was a key part of ‘The Jump’ when the network launched the show in February of that year. Nicholas also served as ESPN’s sideline reporter for many of the highest games last year.

Nicholas’ stance on the sports network began to erode when the NY Times reported on Independence Day that he was on top of things of the ESPN studio show during the NBA’s resumption of the bubble at Disney World. He had made comments about Taylor. during a phone conversation obtained by the days, Nicholas said ESPN was “feeling pressured” about his “long-standing record on diversity.”

Nichols apologized during his show. The bombing came but three weeks after Taylor’s contract with ESPN expired. Taylor eventually rejected the expansion with the network and later joined NBC.

Malika Andrews was the sideline reporter for the NBA Finals, but Nicholas continued to host “The Jump” at the finals.

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