NBA insider Stein joining NY Times?

Former ESPN NBA insider Marc Stein is close to joining the New York Times, according to a report from Awful Announcing, citing a source.

Stein covered the NBA for ESPN from 2000-17 before being laid off in June. His departure coincided with arrival of current star NBA report Adrian Wojnarowski.

“It’s unclear how close Stein and the Times are to finalizing their deal, but with training camp underway and the Times not a primary competitor to ESPN, it would seem likely Stein’s agreement is only a matter of time,” Awful Announcing wrote.