PHILADELPHIA, PA – FEBRUARY 25: ESPN analyst Mark Jackson looks on prior to the game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on February 25, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Celtics defeated the 76ers 110-107. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
ESPN has let go of NBA analyst and former Golden State Warriors Head Coach Mark Jackson as it shakes up its main broadcasting team for the network’s NBA games.
The former point guard covered 14 NBA regular seasons, playoffs, and finals while working with Breen and Van Gundy. The trio were known for their great calls and quirky conversations during games.
ESPN will now move forward with former Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Doc Rivers and female personality Doris Burke joining Breen as the main broadcast group.
“It has been an honor to sit beside two LEGENDS in the business, who are like brothers to me, Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy, and learn so much from them,” Jackson wrote. “Lisa Salters is a GOAT and like a sister to me and I’m so proud of the work she continues to do. To the best producer in the world and my friend, Tim Corrigan, I give the utmost gratitude and thanks for always inspiring and supporting me. To all of the staff and crew, that may have never been on camera…Please know that you were always seen by me and so greatly appreciated.”
Jackson was part of a round of layoffs at ESPN that also saw Keyshawn Johnson, Jalen Rose, Suzy Kolber, and Max Kellerman leave the network.
Source: Black Enterprise