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Stephanie Ready rises in Hornets broadcasts, will be first full-time female NBA analyst

Stephanie Ready was well into her career as a basketball analyst by the sixth grade, describing the intricacies of the game to her mother on the kitchen table. "I'd be moving the salt and pepper shakers around, explaining, 'this is a ball screen, the pick and roll,' " says Ready, who is moving up from sidelines reporter for the Charlotte Hornets to game analyst in the booth with Dell Curry. They join Eric Collins, the new play-by-play announcer replacing Steve Martin, who returns to radio play-by-play duties. With her elevation by Fox Sports Southeast, she becomes the first female full-time NBA analyst, though she has filled in for Curry many times. Ready, 39,...

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