ESPN cut a whole lot of staff on Wednesday.
This doesn’t have too much of an effect on Maryland, but one local legend will no longer be suiting up for the biggest media company in sports.
Len Elmore played for Maryland basketball from 1970-74 and had a six-year NBA career. Now his 21-year run as a broadcaster — at least at ESPN — is over.
Gee, I feel like I am now part of an exclusive club. #ESPNLayoff. For 21 yrs. I tried to represent the best in college hoops. Adios Bristol!— Len Elmore (@LenElmore) April 26, 2017
A lot of great people lost their jobs in this. Deadspin’s keeping a list of each and every one of them, but as far as we can tell, no other Maryland grad has fallen victim in this round of layoffs.
For what it’s worth, Elmore isn’t resigned to retirement.
Thanks. I hope to stay on the scene, different network maybe. I still have something to offer to the game/fans https://t.co/2ljexjRj0x— Len Elmore (@LenElmore) April 26, 2017
Also, here’s Scott Van Pelt’s One Big Thing from Wednesday night:
SVP's one big thing. watch it. pic.twitter.com/ZHylgMXKiv— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) April 27, 2017
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Hope you all had a good National Pretzel Day.
Here’s a Cole Field House update: