If you follow basketball, you probably know Chris Sheridan, one of the most widely-read sports journalists in the business for the past quarter century. This is his new Website, a career move that follows six years at ESPN and ESPN.com, preceded by 18 years at The Associated Press, the final 10 of which were spent as the lead national NBA writer.
There was a time, pre-internet, when every newspaper in America had a wire editor that would await Sheridan’s stories at the conclusion of big games and news events, and he developed a reputation as one of the best deadline writers in the business.
Sheridan then spent six years at ESPN, covering the NBA as a senior writer, columnist and as a TrueHoop blogger, breaking big stories (see: Carmelo Anthony to Knicks), while also specializing in coverage of international basketball — especially Team USA, which he covered at the 2006 and 2010 World Championships, the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics, the 1999, 2003 and 2007 Tournament of the Americas, the 2007 EuroBasket. Most recently, he has been covering the current NBA lockout (Sheridan also covered the ’98-99 lockout).
Sheridan also writes a weekly freelance column that currently runs on Websites in Greece, China and Lithuania. He has covered every Olympics since 1996, Karl Malone and Hakeem Olajuwon when they were in their primes, Michael Jordan’s final three-peat with the Chicago Bulls, the rise, fall and re-rise of the Los Angeles Lakers over the past decade, and spent virtually the entire month of May in the states of Michigan and Ohio in the middle of the last decade, back when the Pistons and Cavaliers were a bit more relevant than they are now. In the 2010-11 season, he added the Knicks beat for ESPNNewYork.com to his international and leaguewide duties.
As of September 5, 2011, Sheridan created this site as a vehicle to get his coverage, his product and his viewpoints, now unfiltered, to his targeted audience. Basketball fans want quality coverage with volume and variety but without clutter, and that is what Sheridan will be striving to provide at this site.