ESPN's basketball coverage took a hit today. One of the company's top reporters has announced his departure from the Worldwide Leader.
College basketball insider Jeff Goodman announced on Twitter today that he is indeed leaving ESPN. News of his departure was first reported by The Big Lead on Tuesday.
Goodman, who joined ESPN in 2013 after working for CBS and FOX Sports, will be joining Stadium, a streaming platform that's making a push in the editorial department. Former ESPN college football insider Brett McMurphy is also joining.
"This is my final week at ESPN. It’s been an incredible experience to get the chance to venture into TV. I’m excited for this next opportunity & all that will come with it. I’ll be getting back to my writing roots & taking advantage of what I learned the last 5 years on-air," Goodman tweeted.
"So many great people at ESPN, far too many to name. But thankful to Mark Gross for giving this writer the chance to be on TV, and for the support of two of the best in @notthefakeSVP and @KNegandhiESPN. Will miss working with @jeffborzello, but my guess is he won’t miss me much!" he added.
According to The Big Lead, Goodman's role at Stadium will include:
He will write features, break news, analyze and opine, and do sit-down interviews pertaining to both college basketball and the NBA. Further, he will appear on their college basketball broadcasts; Stadium has rights deals with Mountain West, the West Coast Conference, Conference USA, and Atlantic 10.
Best of luck, Jeff.