ESPN Hires Adrian Wojnarowski

Peter Kafka, reporting for Recode:

Sources familiar with ESPN’s plan say Wojnarowski will begin working for ESPN in time to cover the June 22 NBA draft. I’m told the network also intends to bring aboard some of the staff of The Vertical, the NBA site Wojnarowski launched for Yahoo 2016.

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Wojnarowski is the highest-profile reporter covering pro basketball and is a one-man scoop machine, best known for tracking player trades and signings; he is famed for dispensing his scoops in real time on Twitter.

Big get for ESPN—as Kafka writes, Wojnarowski is the preeminent NBA reporter.