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Hello everyone, Site Manager Jim Adair here. I am writing today to announce that as of this post I am now former Site Manager Jim Adair. I’ll resist the urge to talk about flightless birds and the 10,000 Year Clock.

Writing for and running Liberty Ballers over the last three months has been an awesome time. I’ve indulged my strangest basketball-writing urges, dove deep into dorky stats, and got to talk with all of you during games about a team and sport I love. Unfortunately, an opportunity outside of sports has come up that I could not turn down, and I will be leaving writing behind altogether.

When I started writing about sports online over three years ago, I had no idea where it would take me or how much fun I would have. I created the Sam Hinkie flowchart. I started a podcast and t-shirt site. I made legitimate life-long friends. I started watching the Sixers with a writer’s mind right before the 2014 NBA Draft, and while I wrote before that night that they shouldn’t draft Joel Embiid or Dario Saric (whoops), I have enjoyed the team’s run along with my own path. I’ve been writing about the Sixers as long as they’ve had their longest tenured player, and I have been running LB since Markelle Fultz wasn’t stressing us all out endlessly. Maybe everything was my fault.

There are many people I have to thank for helping me in my time here. First, Kyle Neubeck, Jake Pavorsky, and everyone who came before them that built LB into the great community it is today. I also have to thank Sean O’Connor, who helped me immensely in my transition here by not only taking the reins in Kyle and Jake’s absence, but showing me the ropes as well. Thirdly, I want to thank the SBNation people, specifically Seth Pollack, who gave me not only the opportunity here but the help I needed to get on my feet and the confidence to do what I needed to do. I have the utmost faith that with the stewardship of Seth and the community here, LB won’t miss a beat.

It’s bittersweet for me to say goodbye not only to LB but what has essentially been my career since I graduated college, but new beginnings are needed sometimes, and I am looking forward to taking mine on.

Thank you all again.

Trust the Process.