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(UPI) -- Magic Johnson announced Thursday that he was leaving ESPN's NBA coverage because of other commitments. It was later reported that Johnson is leaving because of Bill Simmons, however. ESPN sources said that Johnson's departure was the …
United Press International · 10/11/2013
Magic Johnson has informed ESPN that he will no longer be part of the network's "NBA Countdown" show, according to a release. "I love ESPN," Johnson said in a release. "Unfortunately, due to the nature of my schedule and other commitments, I don’t …
Sporting News · 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 ...
archive.pnj.com · 10/10/2013
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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 …
The Business Insider · ByTony Manfred · 10/10/2013
ESPN just announced that Magic Johnson has informed the network he’ll no longer be part of their NBA coverage due to “other commitments.” Here’s Johnson’s statement: I love ESPN. Unfortunately, due to the nature of my schedule and other ...
The Big Lead · 10/10/2013
In the battle of Magic Johnson versus Bill Simmons, a winner has emerged — and the former Lakers star is leaving ESPN. Johnson said Thursday that he feels a "strong connection" to the sports network but that he has other priorities that will keep him ...
Los Angeles Times · ByScott Collins · 10/10/2013
NBA legend Magic Johnson announced Thursday (October 11) that he was leaving ESPN, where he has appeared since 2008 as a basketball analyst on "NBA Countdown." In a statement, Magic said he was leaving due to other commitments, but a report …
zap2it.com · 10/11/2013
Magic Johnson told ESPN management Thursday that the "nature of my schedule and other commitments" leave him needing to drop out as a network analyst on its L.A.-based NBA studio show going forward. "I love ESPN," the Dodgers co-owner and lead …
the Oneida Daily Dispatch · 10/10/2013
(CBS) Three weeks before the start of the NBA season, Magic Johnson abruptly announced he will be leaving ESPN’s NBA Countdown. But why the sudden change of heart? Deadspin cites ESPN sources who claim Johnson is less-than-thrilled with …
CBS Chicago · 10/10/2013
The former Los Angeles Laker and current Dodgers owner announced Thursday he would no longer work for ESPN. NBA analyst Magic Johnson announced Thursday he'd be leaving ESPN to focus on "other commitments," the television network confirmed.
SBN · ByKevin Zimmerman · 10/10/2013
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