Programming Announcement: I have been signed by NBC

February 8th, 2010 by John Krolik


As you may know, NBC is starting up a new sports website. It’s called Pro Basketball Talk, and the goal is to provide a one-stop destination for NBA fans on the internet, much like Pro Football Talk for NFL fans. What you probably don’t know is that I’ve been tapped to write for them. Kurt Helin, formerly the head of Forum Blue and Gold, is heading up the project, and will be editing the site. The other team members are slated to be Rob Mahoney of The Two Man Game, Matt Moore of Hardwood Paroxysm, and Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel.  It’s a great team, and the site should be wonderful, so I strongly encourage you guys to stop by.

I’ll be doing short-form, general NBA posting, and I’ll be banging out posts from 5:30-8:30 PM EST on Mondays and Fridays and 1:00-5:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Obviously, I’m tremendously excited about this opportunity and thankful to Kurt for giving me a chance. Since I started my first blog two and a half years ago, I’ve never ceased to be amazed at the things I’ve been able to do, readers I’ve been able to share my point of view with, the people I’ve met, and the opportunities I’ve had. It’s an amazing time to be a writer and a sports fan if you work hard and are passionate about what you do. This is probably the biggest one yet, so I’ll do my best and hope to do well for Kurt and NBC.

As for the effect this will have on Cavs: The Blog, everything should be pretty much business as usual. As you can see, I’ll be working for PBT in the afternoons, and the recaps and substantial posts for this site generally get written in the evenings. What might change right now are the Links To The Present posts, which generally get done during the period that I’ll now be working for NBC. I’ll try to find a way to make it work, but I might look into alternate solutions if it’s too much.

Finally, I just want to thank you guys. This community has really grown this season, and one of the best parts of my day is waking up in the morning and hearing what you guys think. I try to get better every day, and you guys have helped me do that. As always, thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Be well, and be sure to check out Pro Basketball Talk. Until later.