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Bill Simmons leaves ESPN, time to call Jalen Rose again?


When Jalen Rose had conversations with John Calipari last spring about joining the UK staff, Rose’s relationship with Bill Simmons and their Grantland podcasts kept him out of the coaching game and in the media.

“I’m not going to leave my current opportunity for that job,” Rose said, on a podcast with Simmons and Dan Jacoby.

Well, today, ESPN and Bill Simmons parted ways, thus ending Rose’s working relationship with Bill Simmons and that “current opportunity.”

So maybe it’s time Cal gives him another call?

Last fall, Simmons told Rose, “I would’ve never let you (take the UK job). I would’ve thrown my body in front of it. I would’ve cried.”

Simmons’ body is no longer there to intervene.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for Bill Simmons leaves ESPN, time to call Jalen Rose again?

  1. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    4:25 pm May 8, 2015 Permalink

    pls. jalen pls.

  2. J-Dub421
    4:35 pm May 8, 2015 Permalink

    Yes, let’s make this happen!

  3. BigMike
    5:22 pm May 8, 2015 Permalink


  4. 25OR624
    5:39 pm May 8, 2015 Permalink

    You think Chris Webber will let him? (Channel, Homey D. Clown) I don’t thinks so!

    • Chuck Norris
      7:25 pm May 8, 2015 Permalink

      Digging the In Living Color reference, but did you not see the 30 for 30 documentary on the Fab Five? The other four don’t seem to think all that highly of Webber.

  5. jrdh13
    11:47 pm May 8, 2015 Permalink

    Yes I think itd be a great hire. I think hed be an excellent recruiter as well as great mentor for young guards