Sources tell Crossing Broad that the New York Daily News will no longer be publishing stories from veteran NBA reporter Chris Sheridan.
This comes 24 hours after Sheridan was widely panned for authoring a story titled “76ers’ Brett Brown is heading for coaching purgatory,” in which he described behind-the-scenes conflict within the Sixers locker room and front office. Sixers Vice President of Communications Dave Sholler took to Twitter to dispute the story, describing it as a “steaming pile of trash” and “irresponsible hack job.”
One source with knowledge of the situation says Sheridan was uncooperative in providing his source material to the newspaper. He wrote a follow-up story for Heavy.com that was published this morning, an article titled “Why Sixers are angry about Daily News report on Ben Simmons.”
I spoke on the phone this afternoon with Kyle Wagner, who runs the New York Daily News sports department. Wagner would not confirm or deny whether Sheridan was still employed by the newspaper and told Crossing Broad that Sheridan was a freelancer.