I often referred to Sam as an icon – a local hero – a superhero of sorts. Of course, it was all in fun – but, it was speaking to his overall ability and great coverage of the Sacramento Kings.
Over my years in sports blogging, especially NBA, I’ve come to know quite a few people…especially beat writers from various organizations and I can without a doubt say that Sam was one of the best in the industry. He never let his opinion get in the way of the truth and always reported accurate facts, never slanting to prove his point. Not only that, he’s a really nice guy – always approachable and going out his way for his fellow writers.
Amick informed us today on his blog that he will be leaving his post at the Bee and will be moving on to Fanhouse – a great addition to the Fanhouse family and a devastating blow to the Sacramento Bee.
Sam will be sorely missing by all Sacramento King fans as he provided five great years of coverage.
Best of luck with your new endeavors Sam – we’ll be reading.