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Rachel Nichols releases farewell statement after ESPN removed Reporter from all NBA programming


The network will cancel her weekday afternoon show “The Jump.” Rachel Nichols was informed of the changes this week.

Rachel Nichols kicked off of all NBA programming and will cancel "The Jump" via ESPN


Rachel Nichols' time on ESPN airwaves appears to be over.


Following controversial comments that leaked in July, Rachel Nichols has been removed from all of ESPN’s NBA programming.

The network is removing the longtime reporter and host from all NBA programming and canceling her weekday show "The Jump." ESPN's senior vice president of production David Roberts confirmed the decision to Sports Business Journal's John Ourand on Wednesday.


“We mutually agreed that this approach regarding our NBA coverage was best for all concerned,” Roberts told SBJ in a statement. “Rachel is an excellent reporter, host and journalist, and we thank her for her many contributions to our NBA content.”


Rachel Nichols is still under contract with ESPN, but the remaining episodes of The Jump set to air over the coming weeks will not be hosted by Nichols, according to the report.

Nichols confirmed the news on Twitter while thanking her production crew from "The Jump" with a promise of "more to come."


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