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Bad Day In Bristol: ESPN Axing 20 On-Air Talents

Jun 30, 2023

ESPN’s excruciating talent layoffs will reach a crescendo today with roughly 20 on-air personalities losing their jobs, a source told Front Office Sports.

The cuts include Max Kellerman — whose “This Just In” show was expected to be replaced by one hosted by Pat McAfee — and longtime NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy, sources confirmed to FOS. NBA analyst Jalen Rose, and NFL analyst Keyshawn Johnson were among the layoffs first reported by The New York Post.

“Some big legacy names are going to be moving on,” warned one source. “Their NFL coverage is going to look different next year.”

LaPhonso Ellis, one of ESPN’s signature men’s college basketball analysts was also among the cuts, according to a source. Ellis has served as an analyst on “College GameDay” with Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Rece Davis since the 2019-2020 season.

Source: Front Office Sports

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