STAMFORD, Conn. — NBC Sports Regional Networks today announced that award-winning, veteran NBA insider Tom Haberstroh has joined NBC Sports Regional Networks as a National NBA Reporter. Haberstroh will cover all the teams and storylines across the league, with a focus on the NBA teams in the RSN markets. He makes his debut tonight on NBC Sports Washington as the Washington Wizards face the Miami Heat.
Haberstroh's duties will include filing stories, hosting original videos and podcasts in the MyTeams by NBC Sports app and the NBC Sports regional networks websites, appearing on-air across the RSNs and covering tent pole NBA events. The NBC Sports RSN teams are: the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, and the Washington Wizards.
"We're excited to have Tom join the NBC Sports Regional Networks team," said Jon Slobotkin, SVP, Content & Live Programming. "Tom's original insight, research and perspective will offer our fans the additional context to the national NBA landscape, and complement the daily coverage in our markets throughout the season."
"I am beyond thrilled to join the NBC Sports team and can't wait to get started," said Haberstroh. "Where else can you contribute to game coverage on every night of the week while also providing innovative content on digital platforms? From my seat, there's no better place to offer insight to loyal and knowledgeable fans across the country and beyond."
Previously, Haberstroh served as an NBA writer at Bleacher Report and B/R Mag, where he won an APSE award for feature writing on the NBA. He also co-founded the podcast network Count The Dings, and regularly co-hosted the Back To Back podcast in addition to the BIG Number digital video series based on analytical storytelling. Before that, he spent eight years at ESPN as a staff writer for ESPN the Magazine, ESPN Insider and ESPN.com, as well as a regular TV contributor to SportsCenter, Outside The Lines and The Jump with Rachel Nichols. He started his career as an analytics consultant, where he provided statistical analysis and research for ESPN articles and projects.