Simmons Exiting "NBA Countdown," Will Star In New "Grantland" Show
ESPN today announced that Bill Simmons will no longer appear as an analyst on the "NBA Countdown" studio show. He will transition to a featured role on the network's first Grantland-branded TV series. "The Grantland Basketball Show" will debut this fall, featuring discussions on a variety of NBA topics. Simmons will appear alongside a rotating group of Grantland commentators and other contributors. Up to 18 one-hour episodes will air on ESPN during the NBA season (ESPN).