Hoops Rumors currently features a team of six writers to bring you the latest NBA news, rumors, and analysis. Let’s meet the team:
Chuck Myron is the lead writer for Hoops Rumors, and he was probably the only kid in the mountains of Tennessee who kept a copy of the NBA Guide by his bedside every night. That inevitably led to a sports writing career that took him from small daily newspapers in the Appalachians to Fort Myers, Florida, where he gained notoriety for doing journalism out of his car. Chuck now resides in Naples, Florida, and co-authored “Hits and Misses in the Baseball Draft: What the Top Picks Teach Us About Selecting Tomorrow’s Major League Stars,” released in early 2014 by McFarland & Company. He has served as an editor for books on Andre Dawson, Shane Victorino and Dallas Green, and he enjoys the immediacy of Internet writing as well, as his work has appeared on sites like Deadspin and Media Bistro. Chuck’s first love will always be NBA basketball, and he patiently awaits the day he’ll report that another product of East Tennessee State University, his alma mater, has made it to the Association. Where have you gone, Keith “Mister” Jennings?
Eddie Scarito is a staff writer for Hoops Rumors. Eddie was previously the Managing Editor for ThisIsInfamous.com, an entertainment website. A former member of the U.S. Navy, and Desert Storm Veteran, he has traveled the world and wound up in Florida, where he got his degree from Edison State College. When he’s not reviewing films or opining on the state of the entertainment world, he’s watching basketball and griping about the state of his beloved Knicks. Originally from New York, Eddie was less than a year old when the Knicks last raised a championship banner, and he doesn’t count that as winning one during his lifetime. He still has nightmares in which John Starks won’t stop shooting and Charles Smith can’t make a layup. Eddie has tried his best to fix the team, but there’s only so much he can do via NBA 2K14, although his virtual franchise is going for a three-peat, as he’s proud to announce.
Charlie Adams has been a member of the Hoops Rumors writing team since November 2013. Born and raised in Minnesota, Charlie grew up a fan of the Timberwolves, Twins, and Vikings. In his lifetime, only the Twins have managed to win a championship, but unfortunately for Charlie, he doesn’t remember any of it since he was only six months old when it happened. Despite his favorite clubs’ consistent lack of success, he’ll always maintain that “next year is the year.” Charlie attends the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is in his final year en route to obtaining a degree in Management Information Systems. His spare time is spent loudly playing guitar, participating in fantasy sports leagues of all types, and dreaming that someday he’ll figure out a way to make a living off either of the aforementioned. His brother Steve is the full-time writer and editor for MLBTradeRumors.com, so you can imagine that their relatives might get a tiny bit tired of hearing sports banter at family gatherings (not that there’s any way of stopping them). Follow Charlie on Twitter: @charlieadamsyes.
Christopher Crouse is a part-time contributor for Hoops Rumors. He is a graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business and he currently resides in the Philadelphia area. This former mathlete supports the Sixers and probably attends too many home games during their “rebuilding” effort. Chris’ basketball career ended after high school, but he is often compared to Ricky Rubio in current-day pick-up games. His dream is to become the GM of an NBA team and if his multiple fantasy basketball and football championships are any indication of future success, Adam Silver will be handing his future team the Larry O’Brien trophy several times.
Arthur Hill joined Hoops Rumors in 2014 as a part-time contributor. He is a newspaper editor with Trib Total Media in southwestern Pennsylvania and has been following basketball long enough to be a fan of both the NBA and ABA. He is a graduate of West Virginia University and covered Mountaineer basketball during the glory days of the Eastern Eight and Atlantic 10. His fondest memories as a player were scoring six points against a Harlem Globetrotters knock-off team and being dunked on by former NFL All-Pro linebacker Renaldo Turnbull.
Dana Gauruder joined the Hoops Rumors staff in February 2015. He also writes for The Sports Xchange as its primary correspondent in Michigan, covering the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers and Michigan State University football and basketball. He was also a Pistons correspondent for NBA.com for five seasons, covering all of their home games. From 1996-2009, Dana was a staff writer for the Oakland (Mich.) Press and was the paper’s Pistons and NBA beat reporter from the 1999-2000 season until he left the newspaper. He also covered Michigan State in 2011-12 for CBSSports.com Rapid Reports. Dana has covered a number of major sporting events, including the NBA Finals, the Eastern Conference Finals, the World Series, the Rose Bowl, the NCAA Tournament, the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Breeders Cup.
Zach Links is a staff writer for Hoops Rumors. In addition to serving as a staff writer for MLB Trade Rumors, he is also a play-by-play announcer and freelance sports writer. Zach has spent years covering the NBA in various capacities, most recently as a part of the production team for Nets broadcasts on the YES Network. At WRSU-FM he called some of the biggest games in Rutgers sports, including the Scarlet Knights’ 2006 victory over Louisville, a college football classic. He has also worked in the newsrooms of CSTV, WNBC-NY, ESPN Radio, and WFAN. Learn more about Zach here and follow him on Twitter: @ZachLinks.
Luke Adams is the former full-time writer and editor for Hoops Rumors and is now an occasional contributor to the site, as well as the full-time writer and editor of Pro Football Rumors. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Luke currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. He began writing for MLB Trade Rumors in September 2009, contributing hundreds of posts to MLBTR over the next two-plus years before moving over to Hoops Rumors in January 2012. Luke’s NBA fandom began in earnest in 1995, around the time Damon Stoudamire became the first draft pick to wear the expansion Toronto Raptors’ truly awful jersey.