Emotional Paul out with shoulder injury
• Began covering the NBA in 1993-94
• Also covered soccer, tennis and the Olympics
Every regular-season Monday, Marc Stein ranks all 30 teams in the NBA. Power Rankings »
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Marc Stein has been covering the NBA for ESPN since 2000 and became an ESPN.com senior writer in September 2002. In addition to covering NBA news for all of ESPN's platforms, Stein authors the popular NBA Power Rankings every Monday during the regular season while also covering major NBA events and USA Basketball for ESPN.com. He appears regularly on SportsCenter, NBA Coast to Coast and additional news and information programming and is a frequent contributor to ESPN Radio's NBA coverage as a sideline reporter and league insider.
Stein began covering the NBA during the 1993-94 season and had stints as both Clippers and Lakers beat writer for the Los Angeles Daily News. He then served as Mavericks beat writer and later as NBA columnist for The Dallas Morning News before his move to ESPN. His work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Orange County Register and The San Bernardino Sun. In addition to his NBA reporting, Stein has covered soccer's World Cup, tennis' U.S. Open and the Summer Olympics among other major events. Every Sunday, Stein co-hosts the weekly Soccer Today show on ESPN Radio (103.3 FM) in Dallas.
Stein is a 1991 communications graduate of California State University Fullerton and received his school's highest alumni honor when he was named as part of CSUF's 2006 class of "Vision & Visionaries." His writing has been honored numerous times by the Professional Basketball Writers Association.
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