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Since 2008, Magic Johnson has been a part of ESPN's NBA coverage, pairing with Jalen Rose, Michael Wilbon and Bill Simmons on the network's NBA Countdown show last season. After five years, that relationship is coming to a close, as the Hall of …
Bleacher Report · ByTimothy Rapp · 10/10/2013
Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson said Thursday he is leaving his job as an NBA analyst for ESPN. He will be replaced by veteran broadcaster Doris Burke. "I don't feel confident that I can continue to devote the time needed to thrive in my role," he ...
Sports Talk Florida · 10/10/2013
Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson said Thursday he is leaving his job as an NBA analyst for ESPN. Veteran broadcaster Doris Burke will join NBA Countdown in a different capacity, ESPN announced. "I don't feel confident that I can continue to devote ...
USA Today · ByJeff Zillgitt · 10/11/2013
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Magic Johnson is leaving ESPN's "NBA Countdown" and Bill Simmons is the reason why, Deadspin's Josh Koblin reports . According to Deadspin, ESPN turned the show over to Simmons. Host Michael Wilbon was given a diminished role as a result. And …
Yahoo Finance · 10/10/2013
For the last five years Magic Johnson has been a part of ESPN’s NBA Countdown and today we learn that will be no more. Johnson is reportedly leaving the show to pursue other commitments. ESPN’s executive vice president John Wildhack released …
thesource.com · 10/10/2013
Magic Johnson will not return to ESPN as an N.B.A. studio analyst, citing a busy schedule. Johnson is part of the ownership group that agreed to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers in March 2012. James Harden scored 21 points as the Houston Rockets …
New York Times · 10/11/2013
Earvin “Magic ... Johnson said in a statement. “I will always feel a strong connection to the ESPN family and I enjoyed working with them very much.” Deadspin reported on Thursday that Johnson had become frustrated that ESPN’s Bill Simmons ...
Variety · ByStuart Oldham · 10/10/2013
Earvin “MagicJohnson is leaving his position as an analyst on ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” because of other commitments, ESPN announced on Thursday. “We appreciate Magic’s contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors,” John …
News Max · 10/10/2013
Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced on Thursday that he'll no longer be part of ESPN's NBA coverage because of his other commitments. Johnson, a five-time NBA champion, three-time MVP and member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, joined the …
ESPN · ByChris Forsberg · 11/10/2013
BRISTOL, Conn. -- BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Magic Johnson won't return to ESPN as an NBA studio analyst. The Hall of Famer says in a statement released by the network Thursday that because of his busy schedule, "I don't feel confident that I can …
The Huffington Post · 10/10/2013