Rachel Nichols is leaving ESPN for Showtime basketball coverage

Rachel Nichols Brings Her Talents to Showtime: The veteran NBA reporter is leaving ESPN to join Showtime as a host and producer for the network’s basketball coverage.

Nichols “will contribute to multiple Showtime Basketball programs and projects across multiple platforms,” ​​according to the network. She also appeared on the video podcast All the Smoke starring Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson to announce the move.

Nichols has covered the NBA for ESPN since she joined the network in 2004, but she caused controversy last year when private comments she made about former colleague Maria Taylor were leaked, implying that Taylor, who is black, was only allowed to moderate ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Finals because the network “felt pressure because of” their “crappy long-term record on diversity.” Nichols apologized but was later removed from the network’s NBA coverage with her daily newscast The jump also cancelled. (Taylor left ESPN shortly after to join NBC Sports.)

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