Adrian Wojnarowski officially joins ESPN

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ESPN announced on Wednesday morning, Adrian Wojnarowski will officially join ESPN on July 1. 

First reported months ago by Deadspin, long-time Yahoo! NBA Insider, Adrian Wojnarowski, would join ESPN in the coming months.

This report came as a bit of a surprise as “Woj” was known as the guy to take on the empire and beat ESPN to 90% of the NBA news.


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Wojnarowski has even publically gone after ESPN employees after they took shots first,

After ESPN, in May, laid off over 100 employees including their top NBA Insider, Marc Stein, well it turns out this was to make room for Wojnarowski.

A source close to the situation tells cover32, that Wojnarowski is more dominate in reporting NBA news than Adam Schefter is when it comes to the NFL. ESPN’s Dan Le Batard called the move similar to the Warriors adding Kevin Durant.

ESPN released the statement when viewers will first see ESPN’s newest reporter, “He will begin at ESPN on July 1, making his debut on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt at Midnight and will then also join the NBA Free Agency Special hosted by Rachel Nichols (ESPN2, Midnight – 2 a.m. ET).”

The Bristol-native, plans to remain in New York but will appear on studio shows in Bristol and Los Angeles such as SportsCenter, NBA Countdown, The Jump, E:60, Outside the Lines.

“Woj” will also continue to host his podcast on the DGital Media podcast network — for now.

Rumors have been flying for weeks that ESPN may bring in his Yahoo! site The Vertical, but as of now, just Front Office Insider Bobby Marks is joining him.

Look out for some others of The Vertical, staff to join their former leader later in the year. Former-ESPNer, Bill Simmons, claims ESPN will buy the site from Yahoo!.

Either way, ESPN just landed the best NBA reporter of all time. And some will say the best news breaker ever.

Look out for some “Woj bombs” to appear on ESPN’s ticker.

Here are some people’s opinions on Wojnarowski during the NBA Draft where he has annually dominated:

 

 

 

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