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TrueHoop has been a leading voice in NBA media since 2005. It has been a blog, a blog network, a podcast, a digital video series, and more. It was part of ESPN for a decade. TrueHoop has been mentioned or featured on SportsCenter, NPR, GQ, The New York Times, PBS, and many others. On tricky topics from doping to game-fixing, TrueHoop has distinguished itself with true stories you can’t get anywhere else.


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Henry Abbott 

CEO. At ESPN Henry expanded TrueHoop into a blog network, digital video series, and podcast. Headed ESPN's NBA team. Relaunched independent TrueHoop in 2019.

Jessica Abbott 

TrueHoop Editor. Former at Workman Publishing, The Lyons Press, and Artville. Cofounded Gekko Productions, a multimedia writing firm.

Jarod Hector 

Lover of NBA Hoops, period dramas, chocolate chip cookies, and good dogs!

Judy Goodwin 

COO. Corporate litigator specializing in reparations to terrorism victims. CEO of Growling Elephant, a digital media consulting company.


Analyst. Coach and mentor to basketball players, coaches, and governors. ESPN analyst for 10 years and the author of "Basketball is Jazz: Stories and Lessons From a Basketball Lifer."

Travis Moran

TrueHoop Editor. Former at Sports Publishing, developing books by Dennis Rodman, Jerry Reynolds, Slick Watts. Fiction writer. Dog lover. Actual globetrotter. @travmoran