Long-time ESPN NBA writer Chris Palmer now a free agent
After 15 years at ESPN, long-time NBA reporter Chris Palmer, after completing his contract with the company, is a free agent. Palmer covered the NBA for ESPN The Magazine and more recently ESPN.com’s Insider, where he wrote the popular column "Who’s Better." He was also a frequent contributor to ESPN’s now-defunct Playbook.
“Being at ESPN for 15 years has been an amazing experience,” said Palmer. “I’m grateful for the opportunity they gave me out of college and thankful to have learned so much from so many talented people over the years.”
Palmer said after speaking with management he’s known for months the 2012-13 NBA season would be his last with the company. He also said he’s mulling offers and his reps at CAA are confident he’ll land in a spot best suited for his skill set.
In addition to his work at ESPN, Palmer has written six books, including The Sixth Man: A Season Inside The NBA Playground, and says he plans to write another basketball-related book this year.
“I’ve got so many great memories at ESPN and some terrific friends there,” he said, “but I’m really excited to start a new chapter.”
InsideHoops.com considers it a pretty big deal that an accomplished writer like Palmer is available. His NBA columns are top-notch, and have been for a long time.