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Marc Stein is an American sports reporter for The New York Times, covering the NBA nationally. He previously worked for ESPN.[1]


Stein covered the National Basketball Association (NBA) for more than five years at The Dallas Morning News, first as a Dallas Mavericks beat writer for three seasons (1997–2000) and then two seasons as an NBA columnist. He had previously covered the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers for the Los Angeles Daily News and has also worked for The Washington Post, The Orange County Register and San Bernardino Sun.

Stein began writing for in 2000[2] and signed on full-time in 2002 to serve as the site's senior NBA writer. He also made regular broadcast appearances as a reporter and analyst for SportsCenter, NBA Shootaround, NBA Fastbreak, NBA Coast to Coast, ESPNEWS, and ESPN Radio. In October 2016, ESPN signed Stein to a multiyear contract extension.[2] In November 2016, the Dallas Mavericks revoked Stein and fellow ESPN reporter Tim MacMahon's press credentials after MacMahon was shifted away from covering the team full-time.[3][4] The credentials were later restored.[5]

Stein covered soccer earlier in his career. He has continued to cover the game part-time. Since 2011 when not on NBA duty, he has co-hosted Soccer Today,[6] a radio show/podcast that airs on KESN ESPN 103.3 in Dallas/Fort Worth. He also occasionally contributed to ESPN FC.

As of October 2017, he's now a national NBA writer for The New York Times.[7]

On February 15, 2019, Stein was named the 2019 winner of the Curt Gowdy Media Award for print media by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.[8]


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  2. ^ a b "ESPN keeps NBA insider Marc Stein in the fold". Awful Announcing. 2016-10-05. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  3. ^ Cato, Tim (2016-11-06). "Mavs revoke season credentials for ESPN's Tim MacMahon, Marc Stein". Mavs Moneyball. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  4. ^ "Mavericks stunningly revoke credentials for ESPN's Marc Stein, Tim MacMahon". Sporting News. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  5. ^ "Mavericks lift credential ban on ESPN writers Marc Stein, Tim MacMahon". Sporting News. 2016-11-12. Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  6. ^ "The Hosts". Soccer Today. Retrieved 2017-05-11.
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  8. ^ "Marc Stein and Ralph Lawler Named Recipients of Basketball Hall of Fame's 2019 Curt Gowdy Media Award". February 15, 2019. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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