ESPN's booth trio of (from left) Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Breen will be the new voice talent for NBA Elite 11, according to a by-the-way mention at the bottom of an AP story on the broadcast team today.
No other details were given, just that they will appear. That means the five-year run of play-by-play man Marv Albert and analyst (and Phoenix Suns general manager) Steve Kerr has come to an end. Breen, Jackson and Van Gundy are a very well regarded broadcast team, with Breen's call providing a solid underpinning to the informed and occasionally testy banter between Jackson and Van Gundy.
They're so good they may not stick together for much longer - Van Gundy and Jackson are routinely mentioned when coaching vacancies open - so this could be a short engagement. And it could mean EA Sports is implementing ESPN broadcast presentation into this game, following the lead of NCAA Football 11 and NCAA Basketball 10, and is obligated to use their announcer team regardless of how long they might be together.
NBA Elite 11 Gets New Announce Team [Pasta Padre]