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San Antonio SE to NBA.com

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    From The Pipeline:

    Some news today from San Antonio, where sports editor Steve Quintana has given his two weeks' notice and announced he's taking a job as executive producer of NBA.com in Atlanta. In a memo to the staff, Express-News editor Robert Rivard said Steve, who'd headed the department for five years, will be replaced internally.
  2. jps

    jps Active Member

    good, smart editor. good for him.
  3. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Yeah, I dealt with him a long time ago, wanted to hire him in fact, didn't work out, very talented guy. Best to him.
  4. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    I'll echo the good-guy vibe. He used to work in Atlanta for si.com, so he has a history there. He's been the NBA assigning editor in San Antonio all along, so the subject matter certainly will be familiar.
  5. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    I read the section every day and it's been damn good since I moved here in March.
    Great high school coverage that's well-coordinated.
    Congrats to Steve on what's hopefully an upward move.
    Much less hassle at NBA.com, I suspect.
    But who knows? Could be less money.
    Hearst likely paid him well as SE
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Steve will be missed but there are several capable replacements on staff. The question is how Rivard will make the decision. Not throwing names but there were guys on staff who were more than capable of taking over when Steve got the job a few years ago. Congrats on snagging the NBA gig Steve. I'm sure you will do well in hotlanta.
  7. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Some, like Orsborn, McCarney or Krizak, may not want the job.
    Doug Pils has AP experience and tons of other jobs he's worked.

    Maybe the staff's most-tenured individual (and former sports ed.) Barry Robinson will be the man, even on an interim basis.
  8. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I'm told San Antonio is so hard up, it had its WNBA writer "cover" the game by watching it on TV.
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Barry doesn't want the headache. He's fine where he's at. McCarney, a great guy, doesn't have the tenure. Orsborn would be the perfect fit but Tom doesn't need the headache and the overall bs that comes from it. There are others on the staff with tenure who are very well respected and are great motivators.
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Not doubting your contact angola but it's been done in the past. It definitely wouldn't be the first thing Steve or Rivard would openly agree to without serious soul searching.
  11. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Oh, it's true.

    Also, you should just use AP copy if you are going to make a writer "cover" a game by watching it on TV. No wonder newspapers are dying.
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Again, I'm sure some serious soul searching went in by both Steve and Bob before a decision on doing it.
    These are screwed up times and papers are doing weird things to stay afloat.
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