Late Saturday night, former Boston Globe basketball writer Marc. J. Spears posted the following on Twitter:
Congrats to ex-Sonics writer Gary Washburn, a former LA Daily News colleague of mine, for replacing me at The Boston Globe to cover the NBA.
I haven’t seen anything official in The Globe, or on Boston.com, but we’ll take Spears at his word for this one.
Washburn was formerly the beat writer covering the Seattle SuperSonics for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Neither the team (now the Oklahoma City Thunder) or the newspaper (now online only) exist any longer. Washburn was with the paper from 2005 to 2009.
Prior to his time in Seattle, Washburn worked from 2002 to 2005 for MLB.com, covering the Baltimore Orioles. He also spent four years (1998-2002) covering the Oakland A’s for the Contra Costa Times and five years (1993-1998) covering the Clippers and Lakers for the Los Angeles Daily News. While at the Contra Costa Times, Washburn also wrote a TV/Radio column.
We’ll be on the lookout for the official announcement.