NBA INSIDER CHRIS HAYNES OFFICIALLY JOINS COMCAST SPORTSNETAS
TRAIL BLAZERS & NBA INSIDER BEGINNING JULY 1ST
Haynes Was the Only Member of Portland Media To Attend All Home & Away Trail Blazers Games During the 2011-12 Season
Portland, OR (June 8, 2012)– Comcast SportsNet Northwest,home for Northwest sports, today announced the addition of Trail Blazer and NBA Insider, Chris Haynes, with the signing of a three-year contract. Haynes,entering his second season with Comcast SportsNet, will continue to expand therole he began during the 2011-2012 Trail Blazers season on the network and on CSNNW.com breaking news and providing reliableinside information alongside CSNNW.com’s senior editor Dwight Jaynes. Hiscontract is effective as of Sunday, July 1st.
During the 2011-12 season, Haynes was the only member of Portland media to attend allTrail Blazers games, home and away. He will continue to be present at everygame, at practices, at shoot-arounds, at press conferences and at major NBAevents bringing exclusive videos, interviews and information to CSNNW.com.Additionally, Haynes will continue his popular Insider Blog on CSNNW.com and he will be a regular on ComcastSportsNet programs Rip CityLive and Talkin’ Ball.
Last season, Haynes broke many stories that were continuously picked up by nationaloutlets such as Yahoo, ESPN, Sports Illustrated and HoopsHype. Those storiesincluded Greg Oden’s issues with blood clots in his ankle, Batum’s intent tosign his first offer this summer, Jamal Crawford’s decision to opt out andSteve Kerr turning down the GM position.
Prior to joining Comcast SportsNet, Haynes wrote for SLAM Magazine andProBasketballNews.com and worked for Fox Sports Radio in Fresno, CA. Haynes has covered a variety of major sports that include the NBAFinals, the World Series and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. He is amember of the Pro Basketball Writers Association and the National Associationof Black Journalists.
“We are thrilled to have Chris Haynes join our team here at Comcast SportsNet,providing year round coverage of the Trail Blazers for the TV network and CSNNW.com,” said Director of Digital Media KevinBerry. Senior Digital Editor and TV Host Dwight Jaynes said, “We believe thatChris’ tireless work ethic and connections throughout the NBA with players,coaches, agents and general managers, combined with my decades of experience incovering the league will reinforce the fact that Comcast SportsNet and CSNNW.com are the premiere destinations in theNorthwest for fans to find breaking news, unbiased analysis and year-roundcoverage of the Trail Blazers and NBA.”
Read Chris’ blog at CSNNW.com andfollow him on Twitter @ChrisBHaynes.