Former NFL player Jason Taylor has joined ESPN. In other news, John Buccigross will host the 11 PM SportsCenter, and former ABC NBA analyst Jack Twyman has passed away.
- Jason Taylor Joins ESPN: Former NFL player Jason Taylor has joined ESPN as an NFL analyst, the network announced Wednesday. Taylor will appear on ‘SportsCenter’ and a variety of ESPN NFL studio shows. ESPN did not give a specific date for his debut, but he is expected to appear on air sometime this offseason. (ESPN Media Zone)
- Buccigross to Host 11 PM SportsCenter: ESPN anchor John Buccigross will join the rotation of hosts for the 11 PM ET edition of ‘SportsCenter’ starting July 9. Buccigross previously hosted the Noon-3 PM ET edition of the program. Filling that vacancy will be former ‘ESPN First Take’ host Jay Crawford. (ESPN Media Zone)
- Fmr. ABC Analyst Twyman Dies: On a belated note, former ABC NBA analyst Jack Twyman passed away last week at age 78. Twyman joined ABC in 1967, working with Chris Schenkel and Chet Forte during the network’s first run as an NBA broadcaster. (The New York Times)