NBA Countdown Returns as ABC’s & ESPN’s NBA Pre-Game Show for 2015-16 Season


NBA Countdown Returns as ABC’s & ESPN’s NBA Pre-Game Show for 2015-16 Season

  • Sage Steele, Jalen Rose & Doug Collins Return for Second Consecutive Year as Countdown Trio
  • Chauncey Billups Joins Doris Burke, Rose to Form Regular Wednesday Team

NBA Countdown ABC’s and ESPN’s NBA pre-game show – will return for the 2015-16 NBA season, beginning with preseason coverage on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. ET. NBA Countdown will then make its regular-season debut during ESPN’s first night of coverage, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. NBA Countdown will air throughout the season and NBA Playoffs, concluding with NBA Finals pre-game shows on ABC.

 NBA Countdown on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Sage Steele returns for her third season as NBA Countdown host, joining analysts Jalen Rose and Doug Collins – also in their third seasons on the show – to form the Countdown team. The trio will generally appear on pre-game shows prior to NBA on ESPN Friday doubleheaders, Saturday Night NBA on ABC (launching Jan. 23) and NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC (beginning Jan. 31).

“Mr. Big Shot” joins Wednesday NBA Countdown team

Chauncey Billups, who joined ESPN as an analyst during the 2014-15 NBA season, will join the Wednesday edition of NBA Countdown as an analyst, alongside Jalen Rose and Doris Burke, who is in her second season on the show.

Note: NBA Countdown will emanate from ESPN’s Los Angeles Production Center across the street from the Staples Center for the fifth consecutive season.


Media contact: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected] (@Ben_ESPN).

Ben Cafardo

I lead communications strategy and execution for ESPN’s NBA, MLB, FIBA and Little League World Series properties. I’m also a proud consumer of all things ESPN.
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