Mark Jackson out at ESPN amid broadcasting changes

Andrew Marchand: NEWS: Mark Jackson is now out at ESPN, according to sources.
Source: Twitter

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Running around between Dolphins/Canes, but can confirm,per source,that Mike Breen, Doc Rivers, Doris Burke are expected to be new lead ABC ESPN NBA team, as @AndrewMarchand said. Jeff Van Gundy was among ESPN layoffs. Mark Jackson awaits new ESPN assignment as he exits lead team – 2:24 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
This just in: Mark Jackson told me he was let go by ESPN. He had two years left on his contract. Jeff Van Gundy was let go weeks ago. Doc Rivers and Doris Burke are now Mike Breen’s partners… – 2:21 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
MIKE BREEN: “It’s been an honor and a privilege, gentlemen. For Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy, I’m Mike Breen. Signing off.”
MARK JACKSON: “As a wise man once said: it’s not goodbye, it’s see you later.”
JEFF VAN GUNDY: “What happened?” – 1:22 PM

More on this storyline


ESPN is closing in on promoting Doris Burke to the NBA Finals, hiring Doc Rivers to join her and jettisoning Mark Jackson to the “B” team or off the network, The Post has learned. In the wake of Jeff Van Gundy’s firing in late June, ESPN set their eyes on making Burke the first woman TV analyst on the NBA Finals and hiring Rivers to join Hall of Fame play-by-player, Mike Breen. -via New York Post / July 31, 2023
Van Gundy was a victim of ESPN’s talent layoffs. While Van Gundy was one of the best game analysts in sports, top ESPN executives were wary of his desire to coach again. Van Gundy was also critical of the NBA and its officiating, which the NBA has expressed disappointment at over the years and even this season, according to sources. However, there is no evidence of an edict from the NBA to make a change. -via New York Post / July 31, 2023


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