Top NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski will not be departing ESPN for The Athletic/New York Times, despite some rumors that the Times might pursue him, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.
Along with Wojnarowski, there has been some talk that ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter also could be a target of The Athletic, a sports-subscription site that was recently purchased by the Times.
“The idea that (Wojnarowski and Schefter) are going to go to The Athletic/New York Times is just a failure to understand the pay structure at those places and what people make,” Marchand said on his most-recent podcast.
“Woj and Schefter are in and around the $4 million range. That’s an estimate — I’m not sure exactly of that number. But the New York Times is not paying that.”
Wojnarowski, 52, has been at ESPN since July 2017. Prior to that, he worked for Yahoo Sports with Shams Charania, now with The Athletic and considered Wojnarowski’s top competitor in the world of breaking NBA news.
Several reports have suggested that Wojnarowski and Charania have since had a falling out, though neither has spoken publicly about their relationship in some time.
1 Drew Brees' future
2 CBS' Wild Card game & Romo's final call
3 MNF booth/Manningcast/NickCast
4 ESPN adds another insider & Woj & Schefter's future
5 ESPN spinning off
6 College Football
7 NFL Mt Rushmore
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) January 19, 2022