Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose on ESPN NBA studio
by Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY
ESPN announces what’s been previously reported: Internet star Bill Simmons and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose have been added to ESPN/ABC’s NBA studio show.
Simmons, editor of ESPN’s Grantland site, will appear on the Wednesday and Friday primetime ESPN shows as well as ABC’s Sunday afternoon show.
Rose will appear on Wednesdays and Sundays — and on Fridays after the college basketball season is over. Rose has scheduling conflicts because he’s this season being added to ESPN’s College GameDay.
They’re replacing Jon Barry, who will become an NBA game analyst, and Chris Broussard, who will continue to be an NBA reporter for SportsCenter and other shows.