As you are aware, Bullets Forever is one of the first major Washington Wizards blogs that developed a major following with fans in the Washington, D.C. area. In that time, we have been fortunate to have strong leadership develop the site’s identity, both among Wizards fans in the local area and even worldwide.
After an open search since mid-June, SB Nation has named Albert Lee as Bullets Forever’s third site manager.
OK, I’ll take away some of the PR-ish language and say this in. After serving as interim site manager since mid-June when Jake Whitacre stepped down, I am officially the site manager, effective immediately.
I first want to thank all of you, our readers for your patience while this process played itself out. I also hope that you enjoyed our NBA Draft, Summer League, Mystics and BIG3 content over the past month. Next, I also want to thank all of our current staff writers and editors for their support and work in the last two months.
Next, I want to give several thank you’s to specific people in the SB Nation network, all of whom have played a part in influencing my growth toward this role. They aren’t in any specific order, but here goes.
First, I would like to thank Bullets Forever founder and SB Nation NBA Editor Mike Prada for bringing me on back in 2014. Mike, I have always admired your work since the site was founded in 2006 and read this site practically every day, well before I started commenting and writing FanPosts. I never thought that I would be in this position today, and look forward to emulating the example you established from the very beginning.
Next, I want to thank Jake Whitacre, BF’s second site manager. It was a pleasure working with you and also as the site’s second-in-command over the past four-and-a-half-years. Though you may not have written most of the content, I also truly appreciate that you were one of the Mystics’ “early adopters” and piqued fans’ interest in the team, especially now that their rebuilding process is essentially complete.
If you read my content on the SB Nation network since 2012, then you may also be aware that Swish Appeal was the first site I was on as a contributor. And yes, I am still part of their excellent team of women’s basketball writers. SA is and will always be a close part of my blogging identity.
I want to thank Nate Parham, SA’s founder and first site manager for bringing me on the site back in 2012 after the Mystics had a woefully bad season. You have provided me valuable advice over the years. That has helped me develop a thicker skin over the years, especially when Bria Hartley made that killer crossover! Nate is also Golden State of Mind’s site manager by the way.
I also want to thank Tamryn Spruill, SA’s current site manager. You have always compelled me to bring my “A” game each and every time and it has helped me grow. Your advice and direction have helped me improve as a writer and I hope to do the same here!
Finally, I want to thank all of the SA writers whom I’ve collaborated and worked with over the years!
Once again, I want to thank everyone for being part of Bullets Forever since the beginning. The site is under new management, but I wanted to stress this point. Our commitment to covering the Wizards hasn’t changed. It also hasn’t for the Mystics now that we are getting toward the WNBA Playoffs.
I’m open ears to your suggestions and any questions you have. Feel free to do so at aleeinthedmv AT Gmail DOT com. Thank you once again, and let’s get back to our regularly scheduled programming!