MEET YOUR CLIPPERS TEAM WRITERS FOR THE 2010-11 SEASON!
D.J. Foster is the content manager for Clippers.com. Prior to this position, D.J. covered the NBA for ESPN.com and was the associate editor of one of the longest tenured blogs in the ESPNís TrueHoop Network, Clipperblog.com. In addition to pro hoops, D.J. has also covered the Los Angeles Sparks, Anaheim Ducks, and college sports for ESPNLosAngeles.com.
The Clippers have long been a passion for D.J., but his love reached an all-time high when he first witnessed the glorious swagger of Darius Miles and Quentin Richardson. Still to this day, when D.J. plays basketball heíll double fist tap his forehead after making a big play (relatively speaking, of course) in honor of that group. If itís a three (it usually isnít), heíll make sure to shout ďbingoĒ in his best Ralph Lawler voice.
D.J.ís goal with the Clippers is to provide excellent, in-depth content with a heavy focus on basketball analysis. He wants to get down and dirty with the Xís and Oís and not just tell you whatís happening on the court, but why itís happening. If you have suggestions for the site or if you just feel like telling him how wrong he is about something, find him on twitter @fosterdj.
Most importantly, D.J. is forever and always a proud member of the Naciůn and looks forward to giving you the best coverage on the Clippers he possibly can.
Hello, Clipper Nation! Iím a senior majoring in print journalism at the University of Southern California. Back in my ďyounger days,Ē I never thought I would be pursuing a sports media career in Los Angeles. For starters, I was born in New Jersey, where I lived the first 12 years of my life. Sure, Iíd picked up soccer as a restless kindergartener and discovered a passion for both playing and watching sports. But I had never given much thought to journalism or, more specifically, sports journalism.
After a four-year hiatus in Portland, Oregon, my family moved once again, this time to Irvine, California. It was during my high school years that I developed an interest in writing and combined that with my lifelong love of athletics to cover sports for my school newspaper. Soon after arriving at USC, I joined the staff of the Daily Trojan, which has enabled me to cover football, menís volleyball, swimming and, most recently, menís basketball.
I also serve as the sports editor for USCís official yearbook, the El Rodeo. Upon graduation, I hope to fulfill my dream of working in sports media. I donít know where exactly, but I would love to cover the NBA. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, going to the beach, reading any and every sports story, attending USC sporting events and getting Korean barbecue with my fraternity brothers.
Sean Nami is a wrapping up his senior year at UC Irvine and is majoring in Political Science. He is thrilled to be doing what he loves the most, which is covering the NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers, and he hopes to pursue a career covering the NBA.
Born and raised in New York, Sean grew up watching the New York Knicks. It was not until Sean moved to Los Angeles where he began watching Loy Vaught, Brent Barry, Pooh Richardson, and the rest of the Clippers of the late 90ís.
Sean is also a co-host on "Agree 2 Disagree" Sports Talk Radio, where he heatedly debates daily NBA topics. One of Seanís proudest achievements was creating Young Star Basketball, a local after school basketball program for elementary kids, and becoming the reigning champion of his NBA Fantasy League. You can chat with Sean on Twitter @TheRealSnami.
Sean is looking forward to bring the inside scoop to Clipper Nation throughout the 2010-11 season.
Danny Savitzky is very excited to complete his sophomore year at USC and to write for the Los Angeles Clippers. He is purely addicted to sports, especially NBA basketball, and aims to pursue a career in the field. To that end, he writes his own daily NBA blog, SavingtheSkyhook.com and contributes as an NBA specialist to thehoopsreport.com.
To supplement those duties, Danny also writes for the sports section of the Daily Trojan, USC's student-run newspaper, broadcasts baseball, basketball and football games for USC's radio station, KSCR, and works as a USC Intramural Sports Program Coordinator. Because he was born in New York and grew up in New Jersey, Danny is a fan of the New York Yankees and (proudly) the New Jersey Nets. Since 2009, he has spent his summers in enemy territory, Boston, Mass., just a few blocks from Fenway Park.
Michelle Jaco has always had a love for the game because at a young age, she understood the dedication and passion that came with it. She grew up playing both basketball and soccer, but eventually was forced with the decision to give up one. Michelle chose soccer, but still continued to follow the game of basketball. It wasnít until her junior year at Los Alamitos High School that Michelle decided to put away the cleats and focus on her second love - writing.
Prior to 2010, Michelle was working on completing her B.A. in English. Since then, she has switched majors and is currently pursuing a degree in Mass Communications, with a minor in Marketing. Michelle earned a scholarship in Journalism from Golden West College last semester, and hopes to transfer to a four year university within the next year. Aside from furthering her education, Michelle is also excited to see the Clippers establish themselves as The Team of Los Angeles.
Hey, Clippers fans! I canít wait to see what the 2010-2011 season has in store for our Los Angeles Clippers and I am excited to share my perspective as a Clippers Team Writer with you. Iíll be bringing you behind-the-scenes looks at all of your favorite Clippers players and coaches, so stay tuned.
I am currently working towards my Masterís degree in Sport Management at California State University, Long Beach. Go Beach! For the last year I have also been working for the LA Sports & Entertainment Commission as a project coordinator for LASEC events (Basketball 101, NFL 101, GRAMMY Awards, 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend) and I am currently coordinating our 2011 NBA All-Star Sales & Marketing Internship. Before joining LASEC, I interned with Major League Baseballís Urban Youth Academy and the Los Angeles Clippers Community Relations department last season.
I am a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning my Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism, concentration in Public Relations, in May 2008. Go Buffs! While at Colorado, I worked for the CU Athletic Department as a Student Assistant Sports Information Director, covering Menís Basketball, Football, and Track & Field.
I was born and raised in Grass Valley, California and currently reside in Manhattan Beach. In my spare time I enjoy watching, playing or reading anything sports related. Michael Jordan and NBA basketball stole my heart when I was five years old and the relationship is still going strong today!
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