JJ Redick Overjoyed to Officially Join ESPN’s Top NBA Broadcast Team


Also included in Traina Thoughts are the following: a brand-new episode of "SI Media With Jimmy Traina," a warning not to harass Bo Jackson, the return date for EA Sports' "College Football," and more.  

On Thursday, ESPN revealed that JJ Redick would replace Doc Rivers as NBA broadcaster.After inexplicably firing Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, ESPN hired Rivers and promoted Doris Burke to the A crew with Mike Breen.  

After half a season, Rivers returned to coaching. The place freed up for Redick, who had been working with Ryan Ruocco and Richard Jefferson this season.  

The first game that Breen, Burke, and Redick call will be the Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks game on ABC on February 24.  

For me, it was clear that Redick would become the lead expert in the end. I told Bill Simmons this on SI Media With Jimmy Traina in October of last year.  

Redick sent a very sincere and emotional message to the promotion on Thursday. Redick said, "What an honour." "Thank you so much. Many things make me feel honoured. 

When you call a game or commentate on the NBA, you are part of the record of NBA history,” these two things stand out to me. I take my job and responsibility very seriously.  

The second reason I'm honoured is Mike and Doris' GOATS status. Hall of Famers. I've known these two for 15–20 years each. Working with two people I admire is an honor.”  

Today's SI Media with Jimmy Traina episode is an all-Traina Thoughts post-Super Bowl edition with Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY.  

Tony Romo's Big Game call, the overtime rules' confusion, the halftime show, whether the game should start earlier, Dre Greenlaw's terrible injury, and Kyle Shanahan's overtime decision are discussed.  

Other subjects include CBS's excellent special, You Are Looking Live, about the history of the NFL Today pregame show; whether betting on a game alters how you watch sports; the latest Curb Your Enthusiasm episode  .

CBS confirmed that Verne Lundquist will retire after this year's Masters Tournament. Lundquist, 83, resigned from college football and basketball calling in 2016 and 2018.  

There is a trailer for College Football 25 from EA Sports. The game will be out this summer. Fans of video games are very excited about this because the last version of the game came out in 2014.  

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