Eight years after the NBA left NBC, Hannah Storm is returning to NBA studio coverage.
Storm will be one of the hosts of Kia NBA Countdown on ESPN and ABC during the 2010-11 NBA season, splitting duties with current host Stuart Scott. She will make her debut on this Friday’s edition of the pregame show, which precedes a preseason doublehader.
From 1997 to 2002, Storm was one of the hosts of NBC’s NBA pregame show, splitting duties with Ahmad Rashad during the network’s final two years covering the league.
In addition to Storm and Scott, the ESPN/ABC pregame show will feature analysts Jon Barry, Jalen Rose and Michael Wilbon. Magic Johnson will make sporadic appearances, with his first coming on Friday, October 29.