On December 14, shockwaves struck the NBA media world when the Memphis Grizzlies hired John Hollinger, a longtime ESPN columnist and arguably the biggest name in basketball statistics. Since creating the Player Efficiency Rating, an advanced statistical metric that purports to encapsulate a player's per-minute production in a single number, Hollinger has instead turned to words.
He wrote columns and edited basketball coverage for The Oregonian and Sports Illustrated before joining ESPN. This isn't usually the resume of a person who moves into the front office.
But Hollinger isn't the typical basketball mind.
If other teams want to broaden their view of who can help them create a better team, these are five other current media members whom they should consider hiring.