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ESPN Is Reportedly Planning To Replace Michelle Beadle On NBA Countdown

A close up picture of Michelle Beadle.


The NBA offseason was in full swing earlier this summer. Several of the leagues best players have changed teams including Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard.

Teams aren't the only NBA entities undergoing change this off-season. There's been a lot of talk this year about ESPN's NBA Countdown crew and, mainly, if the show would be better off with a host other than Michelle Beadle.

According to a new report, ESPN thinks so.

Sports media insider Richard Deitsch of the Athletic revealed ESPN plans to remove Beadle as the host of the show. Instead, the Worldwide Leader plans to split hosting duties between Maria Taylor and Rachel Nichols.

Here's more from Deitsch.

Sports by Brooks’ Brooks Melchior first reported the potential move in early June.

“ESPN on-air talents Maria Taylor and Rachel Nichols are under consideration to take over as host of Countdown," he reported.

According to Deitsch, Nichols will continue in her role as the host of the wildly popular NBA show "The Jump."

Despite everything she does for that show, ESPN seems to think she'll be able to handle hosting both shows during the 2019-20 season.

Maria Taylor, meanwhile, is all over the Worldwide Leader's college football coverage and is a fan-favorite as well.

Stay tuned for an official announcement and to see where Beadle lands.