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NBA Analyst Bill Simmons Exits ESPN

NBA analyst Bill Simmons will leave ESPN when his contract expires this fall. Simmons is featured on NBA Countdown and previously served as a writer for ESPN The Magazine. Additionally, he launched Grantland for ESPN in June 2011 and has remained editor in chief ever since; his departure has caused some to wonder about the future of this brand, though ESPN has stated that it “remains committed” to the site and its staff. For news and analysis on sports, follow ESPN on Twitter.

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