WOJO on the move?
Adrian Wojnarowski recently signed a long-term deal with YAHOO which included his own site and podcast, but this report from Deadspin says he is in the process of getting out of that deal so he can move to ESPN.
NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only Yahoo basketball journalist that will move to ESPN.
Wojnarowski and Yahoo signed a four-year contract worth over $6 million. According to a source, Wojnarowski’s exit from Yahoo is complicated, and will likely take months to fully sort out. It isn’t clear if the contract has an escape clause, or if ESPN or Wojnarowski is paying Yahoo a buyout, or something else.
This would be a massive get for ESPN as WOJO is considered the most legit source of breaking NBA news on the planet.