Michelle Beadle takes a spin at NBA hosting duties

Tuesday May 6th, 2014
Michelle Beadle was well-received when she filled in for Sage Steele last Friday and Sunday on NBA Countdown.
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Kick gave us all our start in the business. He was never afraid to put us in the mix even as we struggled. He had a plan for everyone and took the time to train and develop us on live TV, something you could never do in a big market. He put Beadle and I on the air for the first time (and we sucked), spent hours teaching us the craft and helped assemble and edit our early demo reels. I still call him before big games. As a matter of fact, I wanted to quit many times and just do handheld. It was way more lucrative than Minor League baseball. Kick always pushed me, and created opportunities for me to continue working on air. He's a talented game director in his own right but has spent two decades making dreams come true for others. We all love him and owe much of our livelihoods to him."

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