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Neil Paine Joining FiveThirtyEight

Posted by sean on December 19, 2013

As Nate Silver tweeted out earlier today, Neil Paine is leaving Sports Reference early next month to join Nate's new I know I speak for everyone here at SR when I say I'm feeling a mix of sadness that on a daily basis we won't get to tap Neil's encyclopedic knowledge of European NBA players, his knowledge of pretty much every sabermetric study ever done, his patience dealing with every kind of user complaint, and his wit, pluck, and genuine enthusiasm for his work. But also happiness for Neil that his writing and thinking is getting the platform it justly deserves. I know someday we'll be bragging that we knew Neil Paine before he was a bigshot. :)

I'll be anticipating his articles and I suggest you search them out as well when the site launches in early 2014.

7 Responses to “Neil Paine Joining FiveThirtyEight”

  1. Topher Doll Says:

    NO! Haha good luck Neil, I think you can do better than FiveThirtyEight but I'll still keep following you.

  2. Jason J Says:

    Man, I'm still reeling from losing Neil on the daily blog here. Your insights here will be missed, Neil, but looking forward to what you do with Mr. Silver.

    Gotta feel for Sean, losing Neil and Justin in the same year.

  3. Robert August de Meijer Says:

    Loved Neil's posts on the blog and have always clicked on them with gleeful anticipation.

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  6. Timmy Pea Says:

    What kind of work will Neil be doing for 538? I thought that was a political web site?

  7. Bobbofitos Says:

    GL neil!