Kristofer Habbas, Editor-in-Chief of NBA Draft Insider,
When NBA Draft Insider first launched under the guidance of Joe Kaiser it was meant to be a service that allowed like-minded, passionate, basketball minds an outlet, which it was. Shortly after Joe was called up to the big leagues (ESPN) and the site was passed down to me rather than shutting down. Since then it has been a whirlwind experience from live events, tournaments, scouting, and meeting and working with some of the best minds in the industry today. The site has grown exponentially over the past 4-5 years and that is because of hard work and readers like yourself looking for quality NBA Draft Coverage.
Drafting off of the success and potential of NDI I was able to network and work with great industry leaders such as Dime Magazine, SB Nation, and ESPN over the years.
My goal with NDI was always to deliver the best possible product for those viewing from writing, videos, podcasts, and everything in-between. With the 2014 NBA Draft, the most anticipated in nearly 10 years, I feel short of that goal. The coverage and product throughout the year was lacking, and for that, I apologize profusely. That is why the site is now shutting down, taking a step back, and I am able to reevaluate the direction of the site as well as for myself in this industry.
For anyone interested in taking control of the domain, database, and likeness of NDI please contact me directly to discuss in more detail. It is a solid foundation to build off of and hopefully there is someone out there that can take NDI to the heights that Joe and I attempted.
I was able to grow-up and grow as a writer, scout, and basketball mind over the years with the experiences that NDI afforded me. For that I want to thank anyone who contributed in the success of the site, wholeheartedly. NDI has been a solo journey for many years with some light contributions along the way. So I, personally, want to say thank you for allowing me to do what I loved — scout the game of basketball.
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