Jalen & Jacoby is hosted by ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose and Grantland writer, podcaster and senior producer David Jacoby. The show highlights the chemistry between Rose and Jacoby as they break down the latest news in sports and pop culture with humor, intelligence and perspective that only a former NBA star and longtime ESPN producer can provide.
Rose, a former NBA star who joined ESPN in 2007, is a regular contributor to the network’s NBA coverage and is a studio analyst on the Kia NBA Countdown show. Jacoby joined ESPN in 1999 as an intern, then went on to create and produce several ESPN shows, including SportsNation, and has been responsible for developing and producing all of Grantland’s audio and video content since the launch of the site in 2011.
“We truly appreciate the opportunity to GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT five days a week on our new ESPN radio show,” said Rose. “After winning the Academy of Podcasters Awards in July for best sports podcast this year, our fans can expect a radio show like no other.”
Added Jacoby: “Jalen and I are flattered by this opportunity and we will continue to do what has made our podcast successful, being utterly unfiltered and unprofessional. I can promise we will have fun and I can promise that we will do everything in our power to entertain and educate our audience. I can’t promise that Jalen won’t sing. The guy really likes to sing.”