ESPN has announced its commentator teams for the Wednesday and Friday editions of NBA Countdown – ESPN’s NBA pre-game show. NBA Countdown host Michelle Beadle will be joined by analysts Jalen Rose, Chauncey Billups and Tracy McGrady on Wednesdays, and Rose and Billups on Fridays according to ESPN Media Zone. NBA Countdown on ESPN will expand to mostly one-hour shows on Wednesdays and Fridays this season, starting at 7pm ET prior to ESPN NBA doubleheaders.
Beadle, Rose, Billups and McGrady will make their official debut on Wednesday October 19th at 7:30pm prior to ESPN’s NBA preseason game coverage. The trio will make its regular-season debut during ESPN’s NBA opening week, starting Wednesday, October 26th, at 7pm.
NBA Countdown will hit the road on select dates this season. In addition, ESPN NBA commentators, including Rachel Nichols and Zach Lowe, will make contributions to NBA Countdown throughout the season.
As also previously announced, Sage Steele, will host the NBA Countdown weekend shows on ABC, which begin in January with the start of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC and the ABC NBA Sunday Showcase. The full commentator team for the weekend ABC shows will be announced in the coming weeks.